Staff Laser Research Scientist (Research Scientist, Staff) – Lumentum Operations LLC – Milpitas, CA

Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE) is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide. Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is headquartered in Milpitas, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit

Lumentum is an Equal Opportunity Employer,EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability

Job Description

Lumentum’s Commercial Lasers R&D organization is seeking an experienced laser scientist or engineer to work with a team developing new laser technologies. The position entails a range of responsibilities including:

Conception and modeling of new laser designs and frequency-conversion optics

Research, development and evaluation of key components

Performance characterization of lasers, components, and nonlinear stages

Development and documentation of processes

Data analysis, and

Generation and documentation of new IP. The successful candidate will be able to work independently as well as in team environments in either leader or follower roles. S/he will interact closely with optical, electrical, and mechanical engineers and with project managers in a structured and fast-paced R&D environment.


Ph.D. with specialization in physics, optics, or lasers, or equivalent work experience.

Ability and experience with laser modeling, both running commercial tools and building new code.

Hands-on experience with laser systems, preferably including fiber lasers and frequency-conversion stages, as well as with basic optical elements, including lenses, mirrors, polarizers, apertures, and optical filters, as well as basic optical design and system alignment techniques.

Excellent communication skills.

Track record showing initiative and creativity in executing assignments.

Basic understanding of optical fibers and fiber-processing equipment, such as splicers and cleavers

Experience with high-powerlasers.

Primary Location



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Milpitas-HQ, CA USA

400 N McCarthy Blvd





Research Scientist









Day Job

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Team Leader



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Job Posting


Mar 15, 2017, 2:27:46 PM

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