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about 1 year ago
KBR Wyle
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Analyst Jobs
KBRwyle is seeking a post-doctorate researcher to join a team supporting ongoing research and development projects in the areas of nonlinear optics, laser cavities, high-power, high-brightness semiconductor lasers. The individual will work closely with a diverse group of scientists and engineers from the Optoelectronic Technology Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH. The focus of this research is to develop spectral and temporally diverse semiconductor lasers for sensors applications from the near-wave through long-wave infrared optical spectrum.

Education: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. Degree in Physics or Engineering with applied optical lab experience.

Experience: The successful candidate must be familiar with semiconductor laser device characterization, including power curves, optical spectra, RF spectra, beam quality measurements, and pulse autocorrelation measurements. Cleanroom fabrication of III-V materials experience is essential. The preferred candidate should have experience in standard material characterization such as a variety of linear and nonlinear spectroscopy, and nonlinear optical characterization such as I- and z-scan measurements. Transmission and reflection measurements are very helpful for analysis. Techniques for modelling and simulation of semiconductor materials and cavities is highly desired, and familiarity with typical tools (e.g. Lumerical, Comsol) are highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The ideal individual should be familiar with most of the standard materials characterization techniques. He/she should be capable of collecting, analyzing and presenting scientific data. The preferred candidate also should be able to apply theories in explanation of scientific results and physical phenomena, and to participate in determining future research directions.

Applicant selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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