Photonics Engineer/Scientist
MIT Lincoln Laboratory - Lexington, MA

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Group 83—Electro-Optical Materials and Devices
The Electro-Optical Materials and Devices Group develops materials, devices, and subsystems based on compound semiconductors and other electro-optic materials. The group also develops and applies photonic components including semiconductor lasers, amplifiers, and detectors for enhancing the capabilities of DoD systems. Examples of research activities include high-brightness and high-power diode lasers, vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers, quantum cascade lasers, photon-counting avalanche photodiodes, mid-infrared lasers and detectors, thermoelectric and energy conversion devices, and photonic integrated circuits for communications and microwave photonic applications. Disciplines span from epitaxial materials research, growth, and characterization, through electronic and photonic device modeling, design, fabrication, testing, and subsystem integration.

Technical Staff position in the Electro-optical and Devices Group requires a candidate having both a broad background and a detailed understanding of photonic/optoelectronic materials, devices, and integration. Will work with other Staff to develop novel device and system concepts, involving multiple aspects of photonic components and integrated circuits, that will have significant impact on future DoD mission areas. Responsibilities will include design and simulation of photonic/optoelectronic devices, interaction with material growth personnel and resources, development of fabrication processes and coordination of fabrication support personnel, interaction with device and subsystem packaging personnel, and the development and implementation of sophisticated laboratory measurement equipment.

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field with at least 3 years direct experience with the design, fabrication, and characterization of compound semiconductor devices including lasers, optical amplifiers, photodiodes, and optical modulators. Experience with integrated photonic devices and subsystems is strongly desired.

Desired Skills:
Experience with modeling and simulation of photonic/optoelectronic devices and physical mechanisms. Familiarity with all aspects of monolithic and/or hybrid photonic integration techniques, including epitaxial material growth and regrowth, quantum-well intermixing (QWI), electrical isolation via ion-implantation, and active/passive hybrid integration. Experience with systems-level applications of photonic devices and integrated photonic subsystems. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory, headquartered in Lexington, MA, is a U.S. Department of Defense research and development center chartered to apply...