Integrated Photonics Designer

Date: Jun 16, 2019

Location: MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Group 89—Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group
The Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group conducts quantum information science research from a shared foundation of innovative control-signal design, outstanding fabrication tools, and well-equipped measurement infrastructure. The group has a broad range of experimental and prototyping activities. The group's quantum information science activities include the development of superconducting and trapped-ion qubits and quantum sensing with nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond. In addition, the group has robust capabilities in classical superconducting circuits, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) design and fabrication, and integrated photonics. These component technologies are used in synergy with quantum information science demonstrations, as well as in standalone applications that include beyond-CMOS circuit technologies, energy-starved sensors, compact optical communication and laser radar transceivers, and microwave photonic signal processing.

The Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group is seeking an Integrated Photonics Designer to assist in the simulation, design, fabrication, and characterization of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and their use in systems applications including quantum processing and sensing, atomic clocks, microwave photonics, free-space optical communications, laser radar, and inertial sensing. PIC platforms of interest include silicon-based (e.g., silicon and silicon-nitride waveguides), compound-semiconductor (e.g., InP, GaAs, GaN and their associated ternary and quaternary compositions), and hybrid. Example PICs include high-speed digital optical interconnects, photonic interfaces to atomic systems for quantum computing and atomic clocks, optomechanical sensors, and microwave photonic signal processors. This position will work closely with other Staff to develop advanced components, circuits, and subsystems, and to apply them to solve problems in the national interest. 

Requirements Include:

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related field with 5 or more years’ experience in the development of PICs and their application in electronic-photonic systems. A Master’s degree plus equivalent years of experience may also be considered.
  • Hands-on experience with photonic simulation and modeling tools (e.g., mode solvers, beam propagation, FDTD), electronic-photonic design and layout software (e.g., Cadence, Mentor Graphics, PhoeniX), and photonic characterization equipment and techniques.
  • Experience fabricating photonic components and PICs using external foundry resources and/or hands-on cleanroom processing. 
  • Detailed understanding of the interplay between material properties, device characteristics, and system performance.
  • Experience in integrated photonics technology over a wide wavelength range (UV to LWIR) is desirable.
  • Demonstrated record of technical innovation, excellent documentation and communication skills, and ability to work both independently and in a dynamic multi-disciplined team environment.



MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.


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