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Fully-funded PhD opportunities with Airguide

Throughout our five-year programme, a number of exciting PhD studentships will be available. If you want to join us at the forefront of a worldwide revolution in optical fibre technology, please see the list below for current opportunities with us, or take a look at our snapshot leaflet.

Our Airguide PhDs are fully funded, with generous stipends available for UK students. Find out more about postgraduate life at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC).

Highlighted Airguide photonics PhD positions


Ultra-stable fibre optics using new-generation optical fibres

Join us in researching the applications of brand new hollow core optical fibres developed at the University of Southampton. The successful candidate will have significant interaction with the fibre design and manufacturing teams, as well as with potential ‘end user’ groups, including the National Physical Laboratory in London and several companies in the fields of fibre optic sensing and optical communications, for example. This PhD attracts full tuition plus, for UK students, an enhanced stipend of £18,000 tax-free per annum for up to 3.5 years. 

To discuss any details of the project or arrange a visit, please contact Professor Radan Slavik

Optical frequency combs and hollow core fibres for photonics-based generation and manipulation of ultra-wide bandwidth signals

Work with us to investigate new architectures of photonics-enabled generation and processing of optical and radiofrequency (RF) signals. The work combines technologies related to Optical frequency combs (Nobel Prize in 2005) and newly-emerging types of optical fibres developed and manufactured in the Optoelectronics Research Centre (‘hollow core fibres’).  Full tuition plus, for UK students, a generous stipend.  Contact Professor Radan Slavik

Advanced ultra-short pulse two-micron fibre lasers

This PhD project will focus on the latest fiber lasers operating in the two-micron wavelength region which have the potential to open-up a wealth of new applications in medical imaging, industrial processing and optical communications. Full tuition plus, for UK students, a generous stipend. Interested?

To discuss any details of the project or arrange a visit, please contact Dr. Jonathan Price

Development of novel fibre laser sources based on multicore fibre technology

We are looking for applicants to develop a revolutionary new generation of high pulse energy, high average power short pulse fibre lasers capable of directly generating pulses shaped in both time and space to suit a variety of end applications. Fibre lasers have emerged as the technology of choice for a wide range of industrial, medical and fundamental science applications.  For more details contact Professor David Richardson and Dr Di Lin

All these jobs and more will be available to view on the University of Southamptons job pages w/c 25th November

Jobs within Airguide Photonics and the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC)

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