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Photonic and Photo-acoustic Characterization Expert

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Photonic and Photo-acoustic Characterization Expert

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    ConSol UK IOT & Emerging Technologies

  • Job type:

    Temporary & Contract

  • Salary:

    €40 - €50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jamie Jenkins

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months+

  • Expiry date:


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Photonic and Photo-acoustic Characterization Expert

Initial 12 month freelance contract + extensions

Leuven, Belgium

The assignment

  • Plan design-of-experiments (DoE) for characterization campaigns to validate components and (sub-)systems.
  • Characterize PICs and on-chip building blocks including detectors, light sources, wavelength multiplexers, opto-mechanical components and so on using existing die- and wafer-level testers.
  • Carry out experiments at device and module level.
  • Design and build new characterization setups (photonic, electro-optic and opto-mechanic).
  • Build imaging and sensing technology demonstrator systems.
  • Support the developments of the diverse system building blocks and interact with the team of experts.
  • Coordinate PIC packaging (optical, electrical).
  • Participate in regular project meetings and contribute to reports and documentation.

Required knowledge and skills

  • a PhD in Photonics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field with several years of relevant experience
  • In-depth knowledge of integrated photonics, especially in Si, SiN and III-V material systems
  • Experience in photoacoustics and optomechanics is a strong plus
  • Proven experience in building advanced characterization setups (photonic, opto-mechanic, electro-optic)
  • Hands-on experience with photonic testing at chip, module, and system level
  • Hands-on experience with fiber handling and the use of photonic test equipment (lasers, spectrum analyzers, power meters, polarization control, etc.)
  • Experience writing software in C++, Python or MATLAB. Especially fluency in Python is a strong plus
  • Experience with photonics and multiphysics design and simulation software (such as Comsol, Lumerical) is a strong plus
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and debugging skills
  • You can work according to agreed timelines and manage time efficiently according to the project schedules
  • You take initiative and work on your own, while being part of a team