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Accueil du site > Emploi : post-doc, thèse > Propositions de bourse : Thèse, Post-doc > A post-doc position is open at PhLAM (University of Lille 1) to study the instabilities of the magneto-optical trap.

A post-doc position is open at PhLAM (University of Lille 1) to study the instabilities of the magneto-optical trap.

Publié le : 10 juillet 2017

The position is funded for one year and can start from October 2017 to February 2018, depending on the availability of the candidate. A renewal for a second year is possible.

A post-doc position is open at PhLAM to study the instabilities of the magneto-optical trap. Itis funded within the « Contrat Plan État Région Photonics for Society » by the « Conseil Régional Hauts de France », the « DRRT Hauts de France » and the « Fonds Européen de Développement Régional (FEDER) ».

The aim of the project is to study the instabilities that can be observed in a dense magnetooptical trap. This field has close connections with astrophysics or with the physics of plasma.

From the theoretical point of view, the key ingredients are well known : absoption of the beam light and multiple scatterring. In 1D, the equations can be easily written, but are highly nonlinear and are difficult to solve.

From the experimental point of view, the instabilities can be observed with a high speed video camera (up to 10 000 frames/sec). Some global deformations are observed, together with some local instabilities that affect only a fraction of the cloud. It seems important to have a complete view of the 3D motion of the atoms rather than a single 2D projection.

The candidate should have a solid training in laser cooling experiments. Some knowledge of non-linear dynamics is welcome. She/he should be autonomous on the experiments, but also able to work within a team. Knowledge of French would be an asset. The position is funded for one year and can start from October 2017 to February 2018, depending on the availability of the candidate. A renewal for a second year is possible.

Send your application or questions as soon as possible by email to Philippe.Verkerk univlille1.fr.

Please include a letter of motivation, a CV and the name of two persons (email addresses) we can contact for a reference.