Research Engineer Intern, Nano-optics: Fabrication & integration (PhD)

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Research Engineer Intern, Nano-optics: Fabrication & integration (PhD)
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Facebook Reality Labs brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of virtual and augmented reality, which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today. And just as personal computers have done over the past 45 years, AR and VR will ultimately change everything about how we work, play, and connect. We are developing all the technologies needed to enable breakthrough AR glasses and VR headsets, including optics and displays, computer vision, audio, graphics, brain-computer interface, haptic interaction, eye/hand/face/body tracking, perception science, and true telepresence. Some of those will advance much faster than others, but they all need to happen to enable AR and VR that are so compelling that they become an integral part of our lives. Our internships are twelve (12) to sixteen (16), or twenty-four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.
Research Engineer Intern, Nano-optics: Fabrication & integration (PhD) Responsibilities
  • Design fabrication & integration flows for semiconductor sources (lasers or LEDs) integration onto photonic integrated circuits (PICs).
  • Implement micro/nano fabrication methods & other packaging concepts to build sources-on-PIC prototypes.
  • Thermo-mechanical modeling to quantify impact power consumption have on PIC & sources (temperature profiles, junction temperature, etc.).
  • Collaboration with the larger FRLR team to develop various concepts into realizable prototypes.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in the field of Applied Physics, Material Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Optical Science or Engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience with hands on micro/nano fabrication.
  • Experience in packaging of semiconductor sources w/ PIC or other optical systems.
  • Experience in one or more analysis tools, such as MATLAB or Python.
  • Familiarity w/ thermal and mechanical modeling software such as COMSOL Multiphysics &/or ANSYS WB.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with integrated photonics, micro/nano-optics, etc. with an emphasis on fabrication & integration.
  • Knowledge of materials and fabrication techniques for visible photonics.
  • Deep materials & integration knowledge in packaging of lasers & LEDs onto photonic integrated circuits &/or other optical systems.
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