The Laboratory for Air Pollution / Environmental Technology has an opening for a
The PhD project involves the development of a high-precision, mid-IR dual-comb spectrometer based on quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) for the detection of trace gases and their isotopes. QCL frequency combs are monolithic, chip-based semiconductor sources with great potential for mid-IR multiheterodyne spectroscopy. The work involves intensive collaboration with ETHZ (Prof. J. Faist), University of Neuchâtel (Prof. T. Südmeyer) and the company IRsweep. The successful candidate will be enrolled at ETHZ, co-supervised by Prof. J. Faist.
Job description, responsibilities and tasks
Development of a multiheterodyne spectrometer for the detection of trace gases and their isotopes
Measurement of trace gases and their isotopologues
Data analysis and interpretation
Master degree in physics or a related discipline
Good knowledge in optics, laser spectroscopy, and lock-in techniques
Prior experimental experience with semiconductor lasers and/or spectroscopy
Fluency in English is required; basic oral expression skills in German are desirable
The position is available from April 2018 and will remain open until filled. Applications received before 25 February 2018 receive full consideration.