Fundamental Laser Sciences (OF), Holography and Diffractive Optics (FH), Laser Systems (PL), Nonlinear Optics (OL), Optical Metrology (OR), Short Wavelength Sources and Attosecond/High Field Physics (OH), Ultrafast Optical Phenomena (OU), X-Ray and Extreme UV Optics (FX)
Years of Experience:
What You Will Do: As the Ultrafast Laser Engineer you will spend the majority of your time building and orchestrating the production of ultrafast laser systems, with up to 20% of time supporting installation and field service of our laser systems. You will be an integral member of a highly accomplished team bringing the most advanced ultrafast laser technologies to the market.
Who You Are: You are experienced in building and orchestrating the production of fs-class fiber laser systems. You not only enjoy manufacturing but also working with customers. You want to get in at the ground floor with a company that is developing a broad portfolio of industrial and scientific products. You have a true passion for helping a company grow and being a key contributor to that growth.
Experience through education and/or professional experience building fs-class fiber laser systems in a production environment.
Experience with engineering documentation, bill of materials, work instructions, and assembly process documentation for new products.
Experience with design for manufacturing and design for cost.
Experience in applications engineering.
Customer relationship management and field installation/service experience.
Experience with ultrafast laser diagnostic equipment.
Experience with assembly, alignment, and troubleshooting of lasers and complicated optical setups.
Knowledge of laser technology, laser and optical design and modeling, optical components and materials from UV to IR, and optical metrology and measurement equipment.
Familiarity with diffraction gratings, polarization optics, reflective optics, beam telescoping, and general laser principles.
Excellent understanding of the interplay of structural, optical, and thermal design features on system performance.
Ability to travel 20% of time to install and service fielded laser systems.
Outstanding communication, technical writing, and time management skills.
Project and team leadership.
Ultrafast laser micromachining
High vacuum systems
Product manufacture and design in an ISO-compliant quality management system.
Degree in optics, physics, or related engineering discipline (BS or MS).
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.
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