Imaging Optical Design (FD), Laser Systems (PL), Nonlinear Optics (OL), Short Wavelength Sources and Attosecond/High Field Physics (OH), Ultrafast Optical Phenomena (OU), X-Ray and Extreme UV Optics (FX)
Years of Experience:
KMLabs is looking for an R&D scientist in the area of ultrafast and x-ray laser technology, with unique cutting-edge laser technologies that address newly-accessible regions of the spectrum. KMLabs both produces high-end lasers and frequency conversion systems commercially, and develops new technologies through SBIR/STTR funded R&D. We are looking for a talented and ambitious scientist or engineer for our R&D program.
Responsibilities for this position include:
Performing novel research in the context of a team with deep expertise in advanced laser technologies
Generation of periodic progress reports for sponsoring agencies
Writing and submitting high-quality grant and contract research proposals
A willingness to serve as a technical resource for KMLabs’ commercial laser activities
Ideal qualifications include:
A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in laser-related R&D in industry/government/academic research settings, industry preferred.
BS, MS, or PhD in physics, chemistry, engineering, or related fields.
A passion for taking new ideas and concepts and turning them into technologies that can be used in real-world R&D.
An attention to detail that makes possible steady progress in complex systems.
Demonstrated ability in technical writing and project management.
Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and as part of a team.
Other specific skills, in CAD/modeling, control systems, and specific laser technologies are also welcome; however, we welcome enthusiastic applicants with a variety of technical backgrounds, and value a diverse company environment.
Kapteyn-Murnane Laboratories LLC (KMLabs) was established in 1994 by Henry Kapteyn and Margaret Murnane to provide the first commercial laser capable of generating 10 fs (10-14 sec) pulses of light— the basic design developed then remains the foundation of our Griffin product lines—still state-of-the-art performance two decades later.
KMLabs has expanded steadily to become one of the most capable ultrafast laser companies on the planet. In 2002, KMLabs commercialized the first ultrafast ti:sapphire laser-amplifier systems employing cryogenic cooling—a technology again driven by the needs of research for high-power ultrafast lasers to generate coherent x-rays. This technology is now represented in our Dragon and Wyvern product lines. In 2009, KMLabs began supplying the systems and apparatus required for coherent up conversion of laser pulses to very short wavelengths using the high harmonic up conversion process. This has evolved into the XUUS product, which in essence realizes a 50-year goal in laser technology of making a practical, tabletop-scale x-ray laser. This development comes as the increasing demands of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology demand new tools for investigati...on, inspection, and metrology.
KMlabs now has the widest range of ultrafast lasers in the industry. KMLabs has made the majority of the very high-power >10W average power ultrafast lasers used in leading edge research labs today, and has a robust program of SBIR/STTR-funded research to develop new generations of ultrashort-pulse laser technology. A major thrust in recent years is to take ultrafast laser technology out of the lab and into the field for uses such as precision micromachining and materials characterization.
KMLabs now is moving from research into industrial applications, bringing with it an unmatched depth of experience in the many subtleties of ultrafast laser technology that can make the different between success and mediocrity in outcome.
For additional company information, please visit: www.KMLabs.com
KMLabs is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.