CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida, invites applications for a Postdoctoral position, subject to funding availability, in the field of experimental optics and lasers. Our group interests encompass studying arrays of semiconductor diode lasers in the wavelength range of 400-500 and 800-1000 nm. In particular, we are interested in studying beam combining of semiconductor diodes in 1-D arrays as well as beam combining semiconductor diodes in 2-D stacked-arrays. Both single-mode diodes and broad-area multiple spatial mode diodes are of interest. We are interested in designing and performing innovative experiments to study phase and frequency locking from multiple semiconductor diode laser sources. One of the important issues of our concern is developing scalable designs to phase-lock large arrays of diode lasers, operating in CW, modulated, and pulsed modes. Additionally, we are interested in studying the effects of current modulation on phase and frequency locking of multiple combined diode laser sources.
PhD in the fields of Optics and/or related fields (Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics).
Proven experimental experience working with lasers and optical systems. Experience working with semiconductor diode lasers would be an advantage.
Our group collaborates with groups in CREOL, ECE and with groups outside of UCF. Ability and desire to work in a collaborative team environment would be an advantage.
For more senior applicants as well as for applicants with outstanding abilities and skills research scientist position could be considered.
CREOL is one of the world’s foremost institutions for research and education in optical and photonic science and engineering. It offers interdisciplinary graduate programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Optics and Photonics, and a BS degree in Photonic Science and Engineering. The faculty and students are engaged in research covering all aspects of optics and photonics including lasers; optical fibers; integrated photonics; nonlinear and quantum optics; imaging, sensing and display. Over the years, the college has maintained a tradition of promoting growth in optics and photonics and a strong partnership with industry. UCF, with an enrollment of more than 68,000 students and growing, is located in Orlando, which is centrally positioned in Florida’s High Tech Corridor between Tampa/St. Petersburg, and Cape Canaveral.
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials andselection procedures available to the public upon request.