PhD Scholarship in Development of Sovereign Chip-Scale Quantum Atomic Clock

A scholarship is available for a PhD student to assist in creating integrated photonic components for a chip scale optical atomic clock

This project will explore the use of integrated photonic chip technology to realise all of the components of an atomic clock on a single chip.  It will be conducted within the context of the internationally recognised Integrated Photonics and Applications Centre working with a team of more than 50 people at RMIT University and beyond.  Through this project you will learn about both integrated optics technology and the science and technology of atomic clocks.  You will learn about the applications of this technology in defence and civilian applications and will see how advanced technology is created and translated to real world applications.

33,826 per annum pro rata (full-time study) for 3 years (with option to extend for 0.5 years)

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One (1) scholarship available. 

Must be an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen.


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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.