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Postdoc position: Tailored electron wavefunctions in quantum cathodoluminescence microscopy

In this project you will explore the use of spatially and temporally tailored wavefunctions of electrons in cathodoluminescence (CL) scanning electron microscopy with the aim to gain coherent control over electron-matter interaction. The project exploits two new time-resolved CL microscopes that were developed in our group that can deliver ultrashort (single-)electron pulses. You will investigate how electron wavefunctions in an SEM can be tailored by interaction with suitably tailored optical near fields in nanophotonic geometries. The CL microscope is then operated as a quantum instrument with well-prepared initial electron states that can be entangled with materials excitations. This enables studies on correlations in time and space, and real-time studies of excited states by their spectroscopic signatures.

About the group

Our group is composed of an international team of 8-10 PhD students, postdocs and masters students that work in a collaborative atmosphere with many social group activities. Every week we hold group meeting, CL and PV  team meeting, and group journal club. We are part of AMOLFs Center for Nanophotonics that is composed of 7 nanophotonics research groups (60 PhD students, postdocs and master students) and holds weekly nanophotonics colloquium.

For further details about these positions, contact Albert Polman: e-mail: