Ultrafast Lasers Group, Leibniz-IPHT, Jena, Germany

Biophotonics serves as the link to all research activities at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology’s (Leibniz-IPHT). In line with its motto “Photonics for Life”, the scientists at Leibniz-IPHT are investigating biophotonic processes and advanced fibre laser systems to address issues in the fields of medicine and health sciences.

Three focal points in research are fibre optics and laser systems, photonic detection, and biophotonics. IPHT is involved in research, development and translation into innovative application-oriented systems at the interface of these areas.

The institute was founded in 1992 and has been performing top, world-renowned research ever since. On January 1, 2014, Leibniz-IPHT became a member of the Leibniz Association, jointly supported by the Free State of Thuringia and the federal government. IPHT employs 330 people.

The standard approach to achieve ultrashort pulse generation in laser cavity involves insertion of saturable absorbers or artificial modulators, which are currently limited in the mid-infrared wavelength range. This does not allow development of sources with virtually on-demand performance. Our research targets development of novel ultrashort pulse lasers systems at 2-3 mm and beyond with tailored, and extreme, spectral and temporal properties by shaping the generation via internal nonlinear and dispersive parameters, and exploring all avenues of available optical fibre materials and geometries.

We are expecting candidates to advance the area of ultrafast fibre lasers, study nonlinear dynamics and develop tools to characterise ultrashort pulses.

Website – https://www.leibniz-ipht.de/en/research-units/junior-research-groups/ultrafast-fiber-lasers/overview.html

Contact person – Dr. Maria Chernysheva.

As per COFUND guidelines, fellowship programmes will be based on individual-driven mobility, i.e., researchers will be able to freely choose a research topic fitting their individual needs.

The subject of the research project is expected to contribute to European competitiveness and to be in the general field of Photonics and/or its applications. Within these limitations, applicants can freely choose both their research topic and their host organisation, in the spirit of the ‘European Charter for Researchers’.