We are recruiting for a new five-year research project on Pb/s optical communications enabled by fibers supporting mode multiplexing and integrated frequency combs on silicon photonics. We are seeking a research professional responsible for the implementation and operation of a very high speed transmission testbed with advanced modulation formats over multiple modes. He/she will supervise two postdoctoral fellows. He/she will supervise the training of graduate students in the operation of research equipment, as well as participating in the planning of their experiments. In collaboration with a technician, he/she will be responsible for the extensive experimental testbed and its daily operation. He/she will participate in the definition of research objectives and will contribute to the evolution of the laboratory facility over the tenure of the project.
A project description is available at (http://w3.gel.ulaval.ca/~rusch/Recruitment/Project_description/Pbs_public_project_description.pdf)
Interested candidates should have experience in experimental research in the field of optical communications and photonic devices. Current research activities involve generation and characterization of high speed optical communication channels with advanced modulation formats, mode division multiplexing over OAM and polarization maintaining fibers, design of silicon photonics components, and development of digital signal processing algorithms. Experience is required in bit-error-rate measurements, RF and optical spectrum analysis, data acquisition and processing with Matlab, noise measurements, characterization of pulsed laser source, etc. Candidates should have a PhD in electrical engineering (or equivalent) with three years or more of postdoctoral research experience. Candidates should have good communications skills in English. The laboratory is bilingual and ideally the candidate would be comfortable in French and English.
This is a five-year position. The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Leslie Rusch at the Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL), Université Laval. Salaries will be commensurate with experience, following University guidelines.
Specific duties will include:
Responsible for the design, implementation and operation of a coherent optical communications testbed over C and L bands at high order modulation formats (up to 64QAM) at high baud rate (32 Gbaud and higher)
Supervise the design, implementation and operation of a recirculating frequency shifting comb source
Supervise the design, implementation and operation of a mode multiplexing experimental platform
Coordinate the work of two post doctoral fellows to achieve experimental milestones
Work with an expert technician in the maintenance of the experimental facilities
Responsible for the daily operation of experimental facilities for this project
Participate in the definition and execution of postdoc and PhD student experiments in this project
Produce periodic reports for our industrial and government partners
Participate in the production of scholarly papers reporting research results
Specific experience and skills required:
Experience in experimental research in optical communications systems and devices
Ability to characterize very high speed optical communications systems with coherent detection, including
Measurement of bit error rates
Measurement of optical and RF spectra
Offline digital signal processing
Fiber and optical component characterization
Working with higher order QAM modulation formats
Be familiar with the use of a wide variety of optical communications test equipment including spectral analyzers, tunable lasers, PRBS sources, external modulators, optical amplifiers, etc.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is in Canadian dollars. Paid vacation (23 days per year).
About Universite Laval, COPL
Universite Laval is the oldest center of higher education in Canada, and one of its top ten universities, with more than 38,000 students. The Centre for Optics, Photonics and Lasers, (COPL) is a multidisciplinary research centre comprising 21 faculty members and nearly 200 researchers (students, post-doctoral fellows, research professionals and faculty members). Our optical communications laboratory is located in the Pavillon of Optics and Photonics and includes extensive clean room space, and state-of-the-art test equipment. Université Laval is located in Québec City, Canada, a UNESCO World heritage site. Québec city offers a wide variety of cultural activities and easy access to outdoor activities