The Optical Techniques Branch is seeking a highly motivated Research Physicist to work in the Fiber Photonics Section to develop state-of-the-art fiber optic sensing techniques and instrumentation for applications in ocean metrology. A prospective candidate should hold an advanced degree, preferably a PhD, in Physics, Applied Physics, or Electrical Engineering with experience in optical physics, electromagnetic measurements or optoelectronics. Specific experience in Labview, Matlab, Comsol, electronic design and testing, electronic instrumentation and control and/or prototype development would be beneficial.
The Fiber Photonics Section conducts research into novel fiber optic and photonic devices and sensors. Research areas in the section include optically pumped magnetometry, Rydberg atom based electrometry, distributed sensing based on Brillouin, Rayleigh and Bragg scattering and laser based sensing, fiber optic shock wave diagnostics and fiber optic interferometry.
The candidate should be capable of working both independently as well as part of a team and may be required to participate in off site tests. Publication of research in the open literature and attendance of conferences will be strongly encouraged.
The Naval Research Laboratory conducts research in a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines of interest to the Navy. Candidates at any stages of their career who are interested in pursuing a career in research are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should be US citizens and must be able to obtain and maintain the required level of security clearance. NRL is an equal opportunity employer.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: NRL/5675/072920/0001
About Naval Research Laboratory
NRL is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps and conducts a broad program of scientific research, technology and advanced development. NRL has served the Navy and the nation for 90 years and continues to meet the complex technological challenges of today's world.
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