Research Associate: Design Centering for Photonic Integrated Circuits

The role

This one year innovate UK project is an exciting opportunity to get involved with state-of-the-art Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) design within a consortium comprising the University of Bristol, a UK based foundry, 2 leading UK based PIC packaging companies and led by a UK Photonics start-up. The aim is to produce yield-optimised fibre-to-chip interfaces which would form part of a future PIC UK based supply chain, aimed in particular at Quantum Photonics applications. You will be based in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Photonics & Quantum research group and working within Professor Martin Cryan’s sub-group.

What will you be doing?

You will be using advanced electromagnetic modelling tools to design yield-optimised grating couplers for minimum insertion loss transitions to various types of fibre arrays. You will be involved in GDS layout, chip measurement and liaising with project partners.

You should apply if

You have or are just about to finish a PhD in Photonics, PIC design or related discipline. Experience with Lumerical FDTD would be useful. 

For informal enquiries contact :

Professors Martin Cryan [email protected] 

Additional information

For informal queries, please contact: Martin Cryan [email protected] 

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