Principal Engineer - Integrated Photonics - Acacia

  • Location:
    Holmdel, New Jersey, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Compensation Range
    211600 USD - 314200 USD
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center
  • Job Id
    1394602

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

Key Essential Functions:

  • Device-level modeling of III-V quantum well laser and amplifier devices, including optical gain / loss, electrical carrier considerations, mode confinement, etc.
  • Module-level modeling of III-V quantum well laser and amplifier modules, including optical, electrical, and thermal performance.
  • Designing and modeling photonics integrated circuits on III-V and silicon photonics.
  • Developing processes and designs for heterogeneous integration of III-V devices and silicon photonic circuits with commercial partners.
  • Transitioning prototypes into mass production with high yield and low cost.

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 / amplifier development and production
  • Deep understanding of laser physics, solid-state physics, waveguide design, and opto-electronics
  • Experience with laser / amplifier simulations, including optical gain and loss, electrical carriers, mode confinement, etc
  • Familiarity with laser / amplifier characterization and testing
  • Extensive experience in design of photonic integrated circuits in III-V
  • Experience with III-V-Si integration is preferred

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