MIT Lincoln Laboratory
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The Optical Communications Technology Group develops advanced laser communications technology for use in a wide range of challenging environments including terrestrial, space and underwater applications. Primary areas of research include the development of sensitive, single-photon detector arrays, coherent modems, integrated photonic circuits, and novel modulation and coding approaches. Using these technologies, the group conducts research and development for a wide range of space, airborne, and terrestrial system applications, including terabit-per-second direct-to-Earth small-satellite constellations, near-Earth wideband relay laser communication terminal hardware, and next-generation beam-director prototypes inherently scalable to deep-space systems. The group has also initiated new research efforts into extending the range and utility of extremely photon-starved undersea communication transceivers and entanglement-based quantum communication networks.
Quantum Optics Engineer
The group is seeking a staff engineer to support research activities targeting development of quantum network technologies. Examples of current technology development activities include on-demand entangled photon-sources, single-photon detector arrays, parametric nonlinear optical devices, quantum memory and synchronization subsystems. The primary goal for the candidate upon joining the group will be to support integration of these technologies into a deployed telecom optical fiber testbed that runs between Lincoln Laboratory and MIT campus. A near-term goal for this fiber testbed will be to demonstrate entanglement distribution over the fiber testbed. This work will include significant interactions with student research assistants working in the group. We anticipate that the candidate will also support additional ongoing efforts in the group including quantum sensing technology development and free-space laser communication terminal optical performance testing.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.