Bachelor/ Master Thesis: Optical Links for Quantum Computers

Rüschlikon, Switzerland

Broaden your integrated optics horizon at Polariton Technologies

Polariton Technologies is a start-up coming out of ETH Zurich developing cutting-edge devices for optical communications. We are about to launch our first product based on a novel electro-optic modulator. We enable customers to send data with unprecedented speed and quality. The modulators are used in research and industry. Join Polariton and become part of our team producing the next generations of our products.

Your job includes

  • Hands-on optical and electrical characterization of plasmonic modulators in room-temperature and cryogenic environments.
  • Understand the physics of materials, plasmonics, and electro-optic devices at cryogenic temperatures and confirm the theory experimentally. 
  • Bring the theory to an application by demonstrating high-speed information transport out of the cryogenic environment.

As an ideal candidate, you have

  • A bachelor degree in an engineering science, physics, or similar. 
  • Good understanding of optics and physics. 
  • A hands-on mentality, you enjoy working in the lab and in a team.
  • Highly motivated contributing to the development of a high-tech products.


  • Grow with a dedicated and dynamic team in a start-up work environment 
  • Contribute to innovative technology development and to new products
  • Work on cutting-edge integrated optics, strengthen your experimental skills
  • Work in a sustainable environment
  • Beautiful near-lake offices with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking nature
  • Environment in which a solution is found for every problem
  • 25 vacation days
  • Own Tichu-League

If you are interested in working with us, please apply now!

Supervisors: Patrick Habegger (Polariton), Stefan Köpfli, Dominik Bisang (ETHZ)

Supervising Professor: Prof. Jürg Leuthold

Starting time: after negotiation

Location: ETH Zürich, ETZ, Gloriastrasse 35, 8092 Zürich

Please apply online.

Your contact:

Chanel Docekal, Operations Associate, will be happy to answer your questions by email: or by phone:  +41 44 589 51 24