Experimental Optics Scientist | Fathom Computing

Date Posted: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Position Location: 
Palo Alto, CA
Job Description: 

ABOUT US:

Fathom is building an optical computer that replaces electricity in processors with light allowing super-parallel operations. Our brain-scale optical processors will allow us to train vast neural networks with unprecedented performance.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

Hiring experienced optical experimentalist with a very strong theory background to help with the research and development for the future of optical computing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, construction, alignment and characterization of laboratory prototypes of optical processors.
  • Application of technical skills and deep knowledge of physics to bring a physical understanding and first principles problem-solving approach to varied challenges.
  • Interpret and reconcile empirical data with first-principles analytical and/or numerical simulations.

Requirements

ATTRIBUTES:

  • Deep experience in optical system assembly, alignment, interferometry and metrology.
  • Broad and deep background in optical physics
  • Strong organizational, documentation and communication skills
  • Solid understanding of optical systems, coherence, laser and non-laser sources
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