Research Staff Member (m/w/d)

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut gGmbH, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik is a leading international research institute that studies diode lasers, LEDs and microwave devices.

On the basis of III/V semiconductors, it researches and implements components and systems for applications in communications, traffic and production technology, medicine and biotechnology. It covers the entire value chain from design to ready-for-delivery systems.

We are expanding our world-leading team working on high-power laser diodes and looking for a research staff member for our High Power Diode Lasers Lab, which forms part of the Photonics research group at FBH, Berlin.

(Reference number 38/21)

GaAs-based diode lasers and their modules are the most efficient and powerful light sources and therefore key components for the laser market. The FBH is researching the next generation of laser diodes with the aim of continuously increasing output power, brilliance and conversion efficiency. At high optical powers, however, complex interactions of coupled non-linear effects occur. These limiting physical factors have only been partially understood and need to be investigated more closely.

This position will focus on addressing these limits of high power lasers, identifying and minimizing key carrier and photon losses channels using advanced experimental techniques. This will push forward the development of current device technologies and form the basis of new approaches to laser design.  

In this project you will have leading-role  in enabling substantially higher powers in diode lasers. In addition to experimental investigations, the work includes the use of the most up to date computational modeling methods. As part of the project you will be expected to present your test results at leading international research conferences and in high impact scientific publications. All work will be carried out in close cooperation with the relevant technological departments at FBH and with Professor Sweeney’s group at the University of Surrey, UK.

A university degree in physics, optics or electrical engineering is required. Relevant experience in the fields of diode lasers, semiconductor technology or optical resonators is desirable. If the candidate does not yet have a doctoral degree, this can also be obtained while working at the FBH. Diode lasers and their modules are realized using long process chains as part of an international team. Therefore, both the ability to work in a team and excellent English language skills are essential.

The position can be filled immediately and is initially limited to 2 years. The remuneration is based on TVöD (German federal government standard pay scales).

FBH actively supports balancing family and professional life. There is equal opportunity for female and male applicants. Qualified women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Severely disabled people with the same qualification are given preference.

If you are interested in joining this exciting project please submit your online application. To do this, please click on "Apply online" and send us your complete application documents by 31 October, 2021.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Mrs. Manuela Münzelfeld, 
Tel.: 030 6392-2641


Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH)

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Deadline: 2021-10-31
Location: Germany, Berlin
Categories: Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Physics, Power Electronics, Power Elec­tronics, Researcher,


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