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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 11/16/2016

Coherent Inc Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Masters Degree


Job Description and Responsibilities

Laser research and development engineer reporting to the Diode-Pumped Solid-State Laser Business Unit. The successful candidate will be involved in developing new solid-state and fiber laser technology and products in a team environment. This is challenging and technical position, using the state-of-the-art in laser materials, optical technology, fiber-laser technology and analytical instruments. It covers the whole spectrum product development from feasibility experiments to production transfer. The appointment would be at the engineer or senior engineer level, commensurate with experience.

Education and Work Experience

MS or Ph.D. degree in physics, optics or a related engineering discipline
5+ years of hands-on laser engineering or closely-related experience
Strong laboratory skills in optical-breadboard setup and experimentation
Strong skills in designing experiments, data collection, data analysis, technical writing and presentations
Development experience with diode-pumped solid-state lasers, diode-pumped fiber lasers and/or high-power harmonic conversion
Optical design and/or laser design experience is preferred
Programming experience in LabView, C or Visual C++/Basic would be an advantage

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