Optical Scientist Intern, Nano-optics Design (PhD)
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Facebook Reality Labs brings together a world-class team of
researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of
virtual and augmented reality, which together will become as
universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are
today. And just as personal computers have done over the past 45
years, AR and VR will ultimately change everything about how we
work, play, and connect. We are developing all the technologies
needed to enable breakthrough AR glasses and VR headsets, including
optics and displays, computer vision, audio, graphics,
brain-computer interface, haptic interaction, eye/hand/face/body
tracking, perception science, and true telepresence. Some of those
will advance much faster than others, but they all need to happen
to enable AR and VR that are so compelling that they become an
integral part of our lives.Our internships are twelve (12) to
sixteen (16), or twenty-four (24) weeks long and we have various
start dates throughout the year.
- Explore applications of photonic modules for next generation
AR/VR display prototypes with an emphasis on both new functionality
and new concepts.
- Develop new designs of functional photonic integrated circuit
components, semiconductor device integration, interfaces between
different optical channels, etc.
- Perform performance analysis and comparison of different
approaches/designs with respect to key figures of merit.
- Collaborate with the larger FRLR team and provide creative
solutions for display and imaging technologies.
- Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree in
the field of Electrical Engineering, Physics, computational
imaging, Optical Science or Engineering or a related field, with a
focus on nano-photonics.
- Experience developing computational electromagnetic models for
photonic components with experience in finite-element,
finite-difference time domain, and fourier modal methods.
- Comfort with scripting languages for scientific computing (e.g.
- Knowledge of materials and fabrication techniques for visible
- Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at
the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during
- Experience with free-space optics design and modelling, such as
ray-tracing software and fourier optics.
- 2+ years experience with experimental optics and conducting
laboratory work (i.e., demonstrated ability to construct
proof-of-concept systems and to evaluate performance).
- Proven track record of achieving significant results as
demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as
first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences
such as SPIE, IEEE, ACM, OSA etc.
- Intent to return to a degree-program after the completion of
the internship/co-op. Facebook's mission is to give people the
power to build community and bring the world closer together.
Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different
kind of company that connects billions of people around the world,
gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring
people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or
helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are
builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating,
solving problems, and working together to empower people around the
world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together,
we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting
started. Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon
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childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation,
gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status,
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an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally
protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants
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and local law.Facebook is committed to providing reasonable
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