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Photonic Integration Intern

Date:  Jan 13, 2021
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California
City:  Santa Clara
Job Type:  Intern
Job ID:  39142

Job Description

As a research intern in Keysight Laboratories, you will work on PIC characterization and analysis using automated state-of-the-art instrumentation in a well-equipped laboratory. You will have an opportunity to investigate PICs with a variety of functionalities for atypical applications with challenging requirements. You will be expected to help improve and further automate existing PIC characterization tools and analysis methodologies to increase productivity and reveal new insights. Hands-on experience characterizing PICs will be a key attribute of a successful candidate.

You will be working with a talented and multi-disciplinary team in Keysight’s central research laboratory uniquely chartered with inventing and developing breakthrough electronic and optical measurement technologies.  With your skills and experience and an intern position in Keysight Labs, you will contribute directly to the revolution in photonic integration.  If your project is successful, you may see the results of your work in next-generation products from Keysight. 

This position requires hands-on laboratory work and close collaboration with other team members.  Consequently, this job must be performed from our offices in Santa Clara, California.

Job Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a theoretical understanding and practical skills in the area of photonic integrated circuits (PICs), especially silicon photonics. 

Job Requirements:

  • Graduate student or postdoc majoring in Optics, Physics, or Electrical / Computer engineering
  • Strong familiarity with PICs including:
    • Integrated waveguide types and their properties
    • Common coupling techniques and related components
    • Passive components (directional couplers, polarization splitters, rings, MMI’s, etc.)
    • Active components (photodetectors, modulators, heaters, lasers, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience with both optical and electrical test and measurement instrumentation
  • Python programming skills and familiarity with engineering packages (Numpy, Matplotlib, etc.)
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team

Other valuable skills:

  • Familiarity with integrated photonic chip handling techniques
  • Experience in PIC component simulation, modeling and design
  • Experience in PIC layout and GDS file handling
  • Lab automation – instrument control, data acquisition and motion control
  • Noise and signal analysis experience
  • Familiarity with data analytics or machine learning

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