Bachelor of Science degree in photonics, laser physics, or closely related field plus 5 +years of relevant experience, or a Master of Science degree in photonics, laser physics, or closely related field plus 3 years+ of relevant experience or a PhD degree in photonics, laser physics, or closely related field plus 0 years of experience.
Strong computational, laboratory, and instrumentation skills
Strong modeling capability using tools such as Mathematica, MATLAB, MathCAD, TracePro, LasCAD, Zemax and/or GLAD
Ability to conduct trade studies within architectures that cross multiple platforms and optimize operational effectiveness of a family of systems
Strong writing, verbal, and presentation skills in English language
U.S. citizenship with the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) clearance at the Secret level
Solid understanding of fundamental principles and practical considerations of host materials and active ions for DPSS laser systems
PhD degree in photonics, laser physics, or closely related field
Experience with the design & manufacture of military lamp-pumped & diode-pumped solid-state laser systems
Experience with the development of new electro-optics products from inception to delivery
Experience with practical nonlinear frequency conversion architectures and materials for real world environments
Experience developing numerical physical optics models for dynamic DPSS laser processes - includes variable pumping geometries, transverse mode control, laser gain, optical absorption, thermal diffusion and lensing, 2nd and 3rd order nonlinear effects, and ability to draw from/adapt existing models in FORTRAN, C++, MATLAB, etc.
Experience with multi-disciplinary teams
Current, active Secret clearance
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