Post-doc position in Topological Photonics

The Topological Photonics group at CNRS-University of Lille is looking for a Post-doc in experimental nonlinear optics. We are looking for excellent candidates with an experimental PhD in the field of optics with the prospect of pursuing a scientific/industry career.

The project aims to study topological properties of lattices of photonic resonators. This field is opening new avenues in the research of both fundamental and applied properties of photonic systems. In our group we have developed 2D honeycomb lattices showing Dirac physics for photons, 1D wires with a Fibonacci potential displaying a fractal energy spectrum and, recently, we have demonstrated the first laser in a topological edge state. In the framework of the ERC – Starting grant Honeypol, we now intend to study nonlinear properties in this kind of lattices.

More info on the group activities:

The group will move from Paris to Lille (France) in the summer of 2017. Starting October 2017, a fully operational laboratory with state of the art equipment will be available. The work will be done in collaboration with the Centre of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies in Paris, which will provide state of the art microcavity samples for these studies.



The Post-doc project involves the following:

  • Design, perform and analyse optical experiments in polariton lattices.
  • Participate in the ongoing collaborations with theoreticians in several groups in Europe.
  • Possibility to participate in the mentoring of master and PhD students.
  • Present the results at international conferences.



  • PhD degree in Physics (by the starting date of the contract).
  • Background in optics experiments.
  • Knowledge of English.


Duration: 2 years

Starting date: flexible between October 2017 and January 2018

Send your application in English: CV, motivation letter, list of publications.


Alberto Amo