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The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH) within the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., 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 looking for a research staff member for our High Power Diode Lasers Lab, which itself is part of the Photonics research group.

(Reference number 18/20)

GaAs-based diode lasers and their modules are the most efficient and powerful light sources and are key components for applications such as material processing, the world's largest laser market.

The FBH is researching the next generation, seeking continuously increased output power, brilliance and conversion efficiency. At the highest optical powers, a complex interaction of hetero-barrier effects and non-linear losses arise, that must be understood and addressed. In addition, improved multi-kW diode laser pump modules are urgently needed for next-generation high-energy solid-state lasers, that requires new approaches in mounting, cooling, collimation and beam shaping.

Your task will be to take a leading role in the development of improved high-power diode lasers and their modules. The work includes experimental investigations and the use of the most up-to-date simulation tools, both in close cooperation with technological experts at FBH and research partners at home and abroad. The supervision of students, the application for and supervision of research projects and the presentation of research results at conferences and in articles are required.

A university degree in physics, optics or electrical engineering is required. A doctorate or relevant experience in the fields of diode lasers, semiconductor technology or optical resonators is desirable. A doctoral degree can also be obtained while working at the FBH. Diode lasers and modules are realized using long process chains and the ability to work in an international team and excellent language skills (English/German) 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). 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.

Have we awoken your interest? Then we look forward to your online application. To do this, please click on "Apply online" and send us your complete application documents by October 02th, 2020.

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