Laser R&D Engineer - Acacia - remote

  • Location:
    Holmdel, New Jersey, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id

Laser R&D Engineer

Acacia Communications (now part of Cisco) is looking for a laser engineer to work on research and development of semiconductor lasers for optical communications. Experience with semiconductor laser design, testing, and production is required. Experience with III-V-Si photonics integration and/or laser packaging is a plus.

Key Essential Functions:

  • Simulation of semiconductor laser modules, including optical, electrical, and thermal performance.
  • Numerical modeling of III-V quantum well lasers, including optical gain / loss, electrical carrier considerations, mode confinement, etc
  • Investigating novel laser designs and materials for prototype development
  • Transitioning prototypes into mass production with high yield and low cost
  • Developing laser control algorithms, and characterizing laser performance

Essential Qualifications, Experience, Skills, Education and Certifications:

  • Ph.D. or master’s degree in optical engineering, physics, electrical engineering or equivalent work experience on semiconductor lasers
  • Experience with semiconductor laser development and production
  • Deep understanding of laser physics, solid-state physics, waveguide design, and opto-electronics
  • Experience with laser simulations, including optical gain and loss, electrical carriers, mode confinement, etc
  • Familiarity with laser characterization and testing
  • Experience with III-V-Si integration is preferred
  • Experience with DFB lasers and external cavity lasers is preferred
  • Experience with laser control algorithm development is preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status

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