The Optical Communications Technology Group develops advanced laser communications technology for many applications. Research in superconducting, single-photon-counting detectors, novel modulation formats, and coding supports the development of future high-data-rate, interplanetary laser communications links. These technologies support the most sensitive optical communications links ever developed, enabling communication of several bits per detected photon across vast distances.
A quantum systems engineer is needed to work collaboratively within a team that is developing quantum optics technologies that are relevant to both classical and quantum applications. This work currently focuses on two areas: (1) the advancement of superconducting nanowire single photon detectors for high-sensitivity optical communication systems and quantum information applications and (2) the development of quantum-information-inspired systems and components that can enable new capabilities. The candidate will also be opportunistically seeking and analyzing systems applications of quantum information concepts and devices that could be demonstrated at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. The candidate would also help to formulate, execute, and analyze results from these demonstrations.
Extensive experience with optical, vacuum or cryogenic systems is required. Candidates must have a strong applied physics background, be able to communicate effectively, and work well in a team environment. Familiarity with lasers, electro-optics, single photon detectors, superconducting devices, solid-state device fabrication, optical packaging, and/or high-speed electronics is desired.
Requirements: Ph.D./Sc.D. in Physics or Electrical Engineering is required.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory - 30+ days ago