Scientist - Experimental Atomic Physics and Photonics
The Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) has been developing innovative technologies and solutions for cutting-edge DoD and intelligence programs for almost six decades. Our expertise is in space and airborne IR, VIS, UV, and RF sensors, small satellite technologies, test and calibration, cybersecurity, data visualization and assurance, and ground stations.
We are seeking an experimental scientist to lead research efforts supporting the development of photonic laser systems for application toward atomic navigation devices and systems. Duties include designing and conducting both basic and applied research experiments in a fully equipped state-of-the-art atomic physics lab. The focus is on integrated laser sources, integrated photonic devices, and metrology related to fiber-based frequency combs, micro-combs, atomic clocks, and photonic system engineering, with emphasis on understanding the physical layer of the experiment and designing/fabricating novel photonic and electro-optic components.
This position is located in Albuquerque on the campus of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.