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Laser and Nonlinear Optics Scientist

Job ID: 217257
Location: EGLIN AFB, FL, United States
Date Posted: May 17, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

Description

SAIC applies cutting edge science and technology, high performance computing resources, and advanced laboratory technology to the problem of developing and testing advanced laser and nonlinear optical sensor concepts and components for the United States Air Force. The successful applicant will play a key role in lab operations, including design, development, and construction of test and evaluation facilities for advanced active sensor concepts and components.  The initial project focuses on nonlinear optics in gas-filled hollow core photonic crystal fibers.

 

Job duties include:

 

  • The successful applicant will be responsible for coordinating with the concept team on understanding the operational principles and modes of the unit under test and applying that knowledge to the construction of appropriate test hardware.  The ability to communicate with a wide variety of subject matter experts and determine real, actionable requirements and functional designs and optical hardware is critical.
  • The successful applicant will support laboratory test, including setup, debugging, operation and documentation.
  • The successful applicant will be involved in the development, set up and testing of optical and laser systems and components.
  • The successful applicant will need to be able to work effectively both within a team and individually.
  • The successful applicant must have the ability to anticipate testing requirements and technology to act proactively to position the lab for improvement and success.

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum education and experience requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of experience, or
    • Master’s degree plus 3 years of experience, or
    • Ph.D.
    • Degree in science, engineering, or physics with a focus on optical principles engineering is preferred. 
  • Applicant must be qualified to obtain a DoD secret security clearance.  Existing clearance desired.
  • The ideal candidate will possess experience with one of more of the following:
    • quantum optics, (un)entangled photon source generation, single photon detection
    • parametric (e.g., OPA and SPDC) or non-parametric (e.g., stimulated Raman scattering) frequency conversion techniques
    • experimentation with, or design of, hollow-core photonic crystal fiber 

 

Desired Qualifications:

 

  • Experimental research background in nonlinear optics or laser development is desired.
  • Experience with numerical modeling tools such as MATLAB or Mathematica is desired.



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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