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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Design of Hybrid Nano-Optical Systems

Location

Munitions Directorate, RW/Advanced Guidance

RO# Location
13.45.03.C0518 Eglin Air Force Base, FL 325426810

Advisers

name email phone
Jimmy E Touma jimmy.touma.1@us.af.mil 850.882.5202

Description

AFRL is investigating nano-optical devices, such as metamaterials and photonic crystals, to develop smaller optical systems and gain better control of a wide band of the electromagnetic spectrum. Our research interests involve developing novel devices utilizing, for example, spatially varying lattices, bio-inspired deformities in photonic crystals, plasmonic/photonic crystal sensors, and hybrid systems that combine metallic (plasmonic) and dielectric metasurfaces.

We are seeking highly-motivated and dynamic researchers to work alongside us on the design and analysis of nano-optical systems and sensors that are of immediate applicability to USAF systems. The candidate should have a Ph.D in nano-optics or closely related fields, with focus on nanomaterials modeling and design. A strong modeling and simulations background is required in programming languages such as C/C++, CUDA, Python, or Julia, or in commercial packages such as COMSOL or ANSYS HSFF. Knowledge of ray-tracing, optical systems design and characterization, and fabrication techniques such as multi-photon lithography are highly desired.

Keywords:
Metamaterials; Metasurfaces; Plasmonics; Optics; Photonic Crystals; COMSOL; ANSYS HSFF; Nano-Optics; Nanomaterials; Modeling and Simulation

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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