Luna Innovations Incorporated is a fast-paced, research-driven company committed to launching innovative products based on sound science and new ideas. Luna’s Lightwave Division develops optical test equipment and fiber optic sensing products that transform our customer’s ability to make measurements in demanding applications. We seek an Optical Scientist to support the Lightwave Contract Research team whose primary role will be developing advanced fiber optic sensing technologies and algorithms to interpret signals from fiber sensors. Advanced applications include research on silicon photonic structures, the measurement of shape and position, strain, temperature, pressure, and radiation for a variety of industries. The ideal candidate will have strengths in waveguide and instrumental optics. Background knowledge in the area of optical frequency domain reflectometry is desirable. Additional beneficial areas of capability include: planar lightwave circuits, strong mathematics and algorithm development skills, strong communications skills, and programming experience.
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