Physics: Atomic and Molecular, Physics: Optics and Laser, Physics: Photonics
AOSense is seeking optical physicists with varied skillsets in optical metrology, laser characterization, and optical design. As an Optical Physicist at AOSense you will design, prototype, build, and test laser systems for fieldable atom optic devices for inertial navigation, geophysics, and timekeeping. You will guide the transition to compact and integrated photonic systems for future generations of sensors.
Develop compact laser systems for atom-based sensors and frequency standards
Design, build, and characterize optical frequency combs and high-finesse cavities
Validate the long-term stability of photonic systems in dynamic environments
Characterize optics, optical materials, and components
Model laser beam propagation with optical design software
Transition photonics devices to manufacturing
Contribute to research proposals for further development and applications
Demonstrated expertise with lasers, optics, optomechanics, electro-optics, and acousto-optics
Hands-on experience with optical test equipment
Experience aligning single-mode optical fiber systems
Ability to operate and troubleshoot electronic control systems for photonics devices
Applicants should thrive in a dynamic environment
U.S. Government contracts require applicants to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Optical frequency metrology (e.g., optical frequency combs and high-finesse cavities)
Ultrafast lasers and amplifiers
Laser frequency stabilization
Narrow-linewidth diode lasers
Integrated photonics design and fabrication
Micro-optic and diode chip assembly and packaging
Engineering software packages (e.g., Zemax, FRED, SolidWorks, or COMSOL)
Master’s, Ph.D. (preferred), or equivalent professional experience
Salary depends on qualifications and experience
Medical and dental
AOSense is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran or disability status, or any other federal, state or local protected class.
AOSense is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are disabled and require special assistance or a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment with AOSense, then please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 735-9500 x210
Qualified applicants please submit your resume with cover letter at:
2 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary depends on qualifications and experience
About AOSense, Inc.
AOSense, Inc. is the leading developer and manufacturer of innovative quantum technologies employing atom optics. Our products use frequency-stabilized lasers and atoms in a vacuum cell to measure accelerations, rotations, magnetic fields, and time with unparalleled accuracy and stability. Our staff includes physicists and engineers with expertise covering a wide array of disciplines. Our teams are dynamic and fast paced since our hardware is cutting edge.
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