Thorlabs seeks a Fiber Laser Product Development Engineer to work at the Thorlabs Quantum Electronics facility located in Jessup, MD in the Baltimore-Washington area. Candidate will work as part of the Fiber Laser R&D team to research and develop scientific fiber laser technologies. Candidate will be responsible for designing and testing fiber amplifiers and lasers in CW and femtosecond pulsed regimes and in a broad range of wavelengths in the near- and mid-infrared. Candidate will also be responsible for completing the product release process and transferring to production.
Essential Job Functionsinclude the following, but are not limited to:
Designing, building, and testing breadboard and prototype fiber lasers for scientific applications;
Interacting with design team to assist in overall development of the product;
Developing test procedures, writing user manuals, and training manufacturing and service personnel for transition of products from research and development to manufacturing;
Creating specifications to purchase fiber components, semiconductor lasers, and test equipment;
Providing technical support to Manufacturing, Marketing, and Service.
US Persons/Green card holders:
Ability to work on ITAR related product(s)
3+ years of demonstrated experience in development and implementation of femtosecond fiber laser designs in either academia or industry
Master of Science in Physics, Optics, or other related engineering disciplines
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Hands-on experience building fiber lasers and amplifiers
Strong understanding of femtosecond pulse propagation in fiber including the effects of dispersion and nonlinearity
Knowledge of mode-locked fiber laser designs and theory of operation
Experience with femtosecond pulse characterization such as auto-correlator, FROG or SPIDER
Knowledge of core-pumped and cladding-pumped active fiber systems
Hands-on experience working with fiber fusion splicer and cleave
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About Thorlabs, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Thorlabs has grown its worldwide presence to include 17 offices in 9 countries with over 1800 employees. Each location provides a local presence within the community it serves. These local operations allow for customer dialogues that better inform our understanding of regional needs and how they fit within the worldwide picture. Today, our portfolio includes over 20,000 items, many of which are customer inspired.
Founded in Newton, NJ, the company still calls the town home today. Located in rural Sussex County, NJ, Thorlabs is within close proximity to New York City, the Delaware Water Gap, various lakes, state parks, and outdoor areas.
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