Physics: Atomic and Molecular, Physics: Optics and Laser, Physics: Photonics
AOSense was founded in 2004 to develop innovative inertial sensors and frequency standards capitalizing on atom optic (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.
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 fieldable atom optic accelerometers, gyroscopes, absolute gravimeters, gravity gradiometers, atomic frequency standards, and magnetometers. 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-based sensors and 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 lasers 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
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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