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 theoretical and computational optics and lasers. We are studying dynamics of semiconductor diodes operating in CW and pulsed (in particular, ultrashort pulsed) regimes as well as dynamics and phase locking of large semiconductor diode laser arrays. One example of projected research would be modeling the dynamics and phase locking of large semiconductor diode lasers arrays subject to external cavity and/or elucidating the effect of perturbations on laser parameters, such as modulating the external current drive. Addition example of projected research would be exploring the relations between the phase-locking of diode array and the number of diodes in arrays. Studying scalability of phase locking is of high interest and importance to our group. Studying diode array phase-locking involves studying mode structure of the 1-D and 2D arrays, exploring the effects of noises and spatial irregularities on phase locking, and studying phase locking of chaotically oscillating lasers.
PhD in the fields of Optics and/or related fields (Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics).
Knowledge and experience with lasers and optical systems and strong computational skills and capabilities. Knowledge and experience with semiconductor diode lasers would be advantageous. Familiarity with nonlinear dynamics, nonlinear control, and chaos in nonlinear systems would be advantageous.
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.