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Senior Laser Scientist

Company: BluGlass Limited
Location: Nashua
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly skilled and experienced Senior Laser Scientist to join the industry-leading innovative team at BluGlass Inc at an exciting growth stage of the business.
BluGlass is a provider to the global GaN photonics industries with over 10 years of experience developing leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing technology and devices. We deliver cutting-edge, custom laser diode and LED development across the industrial, defence, display, and scientific markets. We are an international, ASX-listed public company established to power the smarter, cleaner, more efficient photonics of tomorrow.
This highly rewarding and dynamic role will involve leading design & development efforts for BluGlass' proprietary next-generation GaN-based UV/VIS laser technology for use across multiple markets, such as Industrial, Electronics, Scientific, Biotech, General lighting, and Automotive applications.
Candidates must have experience proposing, designing, and developing novel scientific concepts as solutions to relevant, complex technical problems, ideally within Commercial as well as Defense and/or Government-funded industries. Candidates must demonstrate expert analytical, problem-solving, and practical laboratory-based experience in multiple optoelectronic technologies including FP, DFB, DBR, or VCSEL semiconductor laser diodes, or Super-luminescent LEDs.
Role Objective:Oversee all technical aspects of design and development of next-generation GaN Diode Lasers that leverage the advantages of BluGlass proprietary Remote Plasma CVD (RPCVD) deposition technology and corresponding process advantages.
Principal areas/functions:
60% Laser Design & Development:

  • Theoretical design/analysis/modeling & practical construction of Gallium Nitride-based high power multi-mode and single-mode Discrete Laser Components
  • Define key technical objectives and manage tasks/projects through the various development phases (feasibility, alpha (design and development), beta (reliability and qualification), and into production to meet program milestones
  • Collaborate with BLG internal epitaxial design & growth group to determine optimal epitaxial wafer design and growth parameters
  • Collaborate with external wafer fabrication (foundry) partners to determine and design mask layout and laser process development (lithography, wet etching, plasma-etching, metal and dielectric deposition systems, implantation, and oxidation)
  • Develop numerical modelling tools (including Software Tools) used in the design and prediction of laser diode performance including waveguide and mirror parameters
  • Collaborate with testing and reliability groups and participate in the design and setup of new test systems needed to measure laser diode performance
  • Develop and assemble prototype laser hardware
    25% Technical Program Leadership:
    • Maintain knowledge of state-of-the-art principles for the advancement of performance of laser diodes
    • Monitor Laser Diode performance in development and production
    • Establish, monitor, analyze, and report key performance metrics to project teams and management
    • Participate in the development of Patent Applications
    • Publish & Present BLG results at Industry Events & Trade shows
      15% Custom Laser Development -support:
      • Respond to Government/R&D solicitations for new GaN-based Laser Diode opportunities
      • Participate in design reviews with internal and external customers
        Background/Skills:
        • Masters' degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Materials Science with 8+ years of experience or a PhD +3 years of experience in GaN-based Laser/Laser Diode environment
        • Experience in design & development and integration of discrete laser diode components such as FP, DFB/ DBR or VCSEL, including prior research and publication
        • Experience in Gallium Nitride materials systems (design/modeling, epitaxy, fabrication or testing) is highly desirable
        • Strong math, physics, and general engineering understanding. A good candidate should be able to adapt to problems involving differential equations, statistics, linear algebra, numerical methods, software and hardware implementations
        • Demonstrated leadership ability and the ability to direct and influence the organization across multiple functional departments is essential. Strong team player
        • Publications in referenced technical journals
        • Development and execution of a technical research strategy
        • Expertise and experience in performing on projects within the Defense/Government market is desirable
        • Strong organizational and decision-making skills
        • Good communication skills (both oral and written) are required
          Additional Input:Position is to be based out of the BluGlass USA Test & Reliability facility located in Nashua, NH. Remote working for this position is possible but occasional travel to BluGlass USA and BluGlass headquarters located just outside Sydney Australia may be required. -Aspects of this position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "US Person" as defined by 22C.F.R. -120.15 are required. "US Person" includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee is preferred.---About BluGlass, Ltd.:Developing leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing technology and devices for more than a decade, BluGlass Limited (ASX:BLG) -is a provider to the global GaN photonics industries, delivering cutting-edge, custom -laser diode -and LED development across the industrial, defence, display, and scientific markets.
          Listed on the ASX, we are an Australian public company established to power the smarter, cleaner, more efficient photonics of tomorrow with our proprietary low temperature, low hydrogen, -remote plasma chemical vapour deposition -(RPCVD) manufacturing technology.Backed by an extensive network of supply-chain partners, BluGlass is developing a suite of laser diode products, from small batch custom lasers through to high-volume and off the shelf products.
          BluGlass expects to launch its first laser diode commercial product in 2022 and is seeking a highly motivated individual to accelerate that effort and spearhead a continuous flow of products in 2022 and beyond.

Keywords: BluGlass Limited, Nashua , Senior Laser Scientist, Other , Nashua, New Hampshire

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