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Postdoc for generation of Orbital Angular Momentum using Artificial Intelligence for Quantum OCT

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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Delft, Netherlands
Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022


For this postion, you will join the Europeam project SEQUOIA that regroups 11 European partners. Its objective is to demonstrate the highest resolution OCT system ever built, protected from environmental noise through AI-based control of OAM in a real-world application: retinal imaging.

Your task within this project is

  • to create light beams of given OAM using SLMs.

  • built an experimental set-up based on interferometry

  • apply phase retrieval methods to evaluate the quality of the beams

  • measure the beam after interaction with the sample.

  • implement an AI algorithm to generate correction phase masks and obtain settings of the SLM that give optimum quality OAM beams.

The AI part will be done in collaboration with partners from the university Politechnic of Valencia (UPV) in Spain that has the experience in building such algorithm. The position is therefore very experimental and the results will be part of a compact demonstrator.


  • PhD in Optics/Photonics

  • Strong Knowledge on beam generation and Orbital Angular momentum both theoretical and experimental.

  • Experience in building complex optical set-up using SLM

  • Good Knowledge in python/Labview to control the experiment.

  • Basic knowledge in AI


Fixed-term contract: 3 years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

The position has a fixed-term contract of 3 years.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!



With more than 1,000 employees, including 135 pioneering principal investigators, as well as a population of about 3,400 passionate students, the Faculty of Applied Sciences is an inspiring scientific ecosystem. Focusing on key enabling technologies, such as quantum- and nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, synthetic biology and materials for energy storage and conversion, our faculty aims to provide solutions to important problems of the 21st century. To that end, we train students in broad Bachelor's and specialist Master's programmes with a strong research component. Our scientists conduct ground-breaking fundamental and applied research in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Engineering Physics. We are also training the next generation of high school teachers and science communicators.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.


Department Research in the department of Imaging Physics is aimed at developing novel instrumentation and methodology in imaging science and sensing technology. Our research products extend existing boundaries in terms of spatial resolution, temporal resolution and information/data throughput. We are pioneers in developing advanced concepts of computational imaging, a marriage between cleverly designed imaging systems and sophisticated post-processing. In everything we do, there is a core of cutting-edge physics and engineering of high-tech instruments, of the use of the most advanced computing techniques, and of a very close link to real-life applications. Our work has clear societal impact in the areas of life sciences, healthcare, and industry.

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is an equal opportunity employer.

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