Optical Scientist Intern, Diffraction and Polarization Optics (PhD)
Posted on: November 16, 2021
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Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) is a world leader in the design of
virtual reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative
interns with an interest in applied and fundamental research in
fields related to displays and optics with relevance to augmented
and virtual reality.
Facebook Display and Optics Hardware team is looking for an
exceptional and highly self-motivated research intern to help us
develop the next generation of products at FRL.
Our internships are twelve (12) to sixteen (16) weeks long and we
have various start dates throughout the year.
- Design and implementation of experiments or models that explore
novel optical materials, films, components for AR/VR display
- Demonstration and characterization of prototypes with internal
and/or external partners.
- Data analysis and correlation study on optical characterization
- Collaboration with and support of other researchers across
various disciplines (human factors, optics, metrology).
- Communication of research agenda, progress and results over the
course of the intern project.
- Final presentation for cross-functional partners on the
- Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree
in the field of optical science, liquid crystal materials, physics,
materials, or related field.
- Fundamental knowledge of light transmission, polarization,
diffraction, and light interference in optics and displays.
- Extensive hands-on experience in building optical models with
physical modeling (RCWA, FDTD, FEM), polarization/liquid crystal
analysis tools (Polaris-M, LCD Master), ray tracing tools
(LightTools, Zemax, CodeV).
- Ability to collaborate across teams and to interact with groups
and people across the world.
- Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at
the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during
- Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture
- Intent to return to a degree-program after the completion of
- Experience in designing/modeling of liquid crystal films and
- Understanding of AR/VR lens and display optics.
- Experience with optical films and coatings and their
- Demonstrated relevant industry experience via an internship or
- Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated in
accepted papers at international peer-reviewed publications or
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