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AOSense, Inc.
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February 21, 2014
Sunnyvale, California
Entry Level
Work Function:
Research and Development
Physics: Atomic and Molecular, Physics: Optics and Laser, Physics: Spectroscopy
Preferred Education:
AOSense, Inc.
AOSense was founded in 2004 to develop innovative inertial sensors and frequency standards capitalizing on atom optics (AO) techniques. The test masses in our sensors are clouds of laser-cooled atoms freely falling in a vacuum cell. Frequency-stable lasers measure the motion of these atoms relative to the sensor platform. These two characteristics of AO sensors provide unparalleled accuracy and stability, far surpassing the performance of conventional sensors.

Position summary: 
We are seeking a physicist with expertise in atomic physics.  As a Physicist at AOSense, you will apply your experience in laser technology and atomic physics to design, build, optimize, and test atom optic sensors and atomic frequency standards.  You will help to guide the development of future generations of atomic devices as they transition from the laboratory into the field.


•  Contribute to the design of atom optic inertial sensors and atomic frequency standards
•  Coordinate physics unit (vacuum cells and optomechanics) fabrication and assembly
•  Specify and implement performance requirements for laser and control subsystems
•  Model laser beam propagation with optical design software
•  Integrate atomic physics units with laser and control subsystems
•  Test systems for sensitivity, accuracy, and environmental susceptibilities
•  Contribute to research proposals for further development and applications


•  Demonstrated expertise in laser technology for atom-based sensors and frequency standards
•  Solid understanding of stability and accuracy limitations in atomic systems
•  Experience designing and aligning laser  s systems with bulk and fiber optics
•  Experience designing and building vacuum systems
•  Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
•  Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
•  Applicants should thrive in a dynamic start-up environment
•  US Government contracts require applicants to be US citizens or permanent residents


Education and experience: 
Ph.D. in Physics or equivalent professional experience


•  Salary depends on qualifications and experience
•  Medical and dental
•  Retirement
•  Stock plan


AOSense is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Qualified applicants please submit resume with cover letter to this job posting or fax to (408) 735-9502

2 openings.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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