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Photonic Design Engineer

Company: OpenLight
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Photonic Design Engineer who can design, develop, and test a variety of optical interface solutions for our Silicon Photonics platform. The candidate will work cross-functionally with other optical designers, process engineers, layout engineers, test engineers, and component vendors, on current and next-generation optical interfaces used on our Silicon Photonics platform.The Photonic Design Engineer candidate is expected to

  • Design, develop, and validate micro-optic and photonic integrated circuit (PIC) components and subsystems that meet fiber-to-PIC coupling specifications
  • Perform characterization of micro-optic and PIC components in the lab
  • Use custom built and commercial simulation tools, such as ray tracing, to model micro-optic subsystem performance
  • Use custom built and commercial simulation tools, such as FDTD/EME/BPM, to model PIC subsystem performance
  • Communicate with and discover new micro-optic component vendors
  • Generate component and subassembly CAD drawings, complete with specifications, in collaboration with optical design and product engineers
  • Understand, operate, and improve pick-and-place and vision systems used in the precision alignment and assembly of micro-optic subsystems
  • Work closely with PIC, test, and system architects to validate performance versus specifications
  • Perform component and subsystem failure analysis in collaboration with optical engineers and vendorsSkills and Preferred Experience:
    • Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering, Applied Material Science, Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline (or M. Sc. with industry experience)
    • 5+ years of relevant professional experience
    • Understanding of optical systems and single-mode waveguide optical coupling
    • Understanding of integrated photonics and semiconductor processing
    • Understanding of pick-and-place machines and computer vision is a plus
    • Proficiency with scripting languages (preferably Python)
    • Proficiency with optical design & simulation tools (Zemax, Fred, Lumerical, etc.)
    • Proficiency with CAD software
    • Strong problem solving, communication, organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills

Keywords: OpenLight, Santa Barbara , Photonic Design Engineer, Engineering , Santa Barbara, California

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