Optical Physicist

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Company :
AOSense, Inc.

Location :
Sunnyvale, California

Expiry Date :
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Description :

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.


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 laser performance (linewidth, beam quality, lifetime, etc.)
* 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
* 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)


Masters, Ph.D. (preferred), or equivalent professional experience


* Salary depends on qualifications and experience
* Medical and dental
* Retirement
* Stock plan

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 or call x210