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Intern – Optical Communication Research and Development

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Coherent Corp

1mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship


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Off-cycle Internship

Research & DevelopmentFremont


  • Depending on location, this position may be responsible for the execution and maintenance of the ISO 9000, 9001, 14001 and/or other applicable standards that may apply to the relevant roles and responsibilities within the Quality Management System and Environmental Management System.


  • Education & Experience:
  • Working toward a 4-year college degree or Graduate student in the field of electrical/chemical/mechanical engineering or physics
  • Skills:
  • Understanding of material properties and experimental techniques
  • Basic data analysis
  • Presentation skills

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Contribute to the introduction of a new laser product.
  • Work under the guidance of senior engineers to understand all the components that go into a coherent transceiver.
  • Review vendor specifications for electro-optical components such as drivers, TIAs, and silicon photonics PICs.
  • Carry out process experiments, for example to establish new epoxies and curing profiles.
  • Work with mechanical engineers to design and procure test fixtures.
  • Prepare informal presentations for the team weekly sync-up meeting.
  • Laser Related:
  • Attend remote meetings with the laser chip design team in Sweden.
  • Read theory on wavelength locking techniques.
  • Go through the existing laser calibration routine and look for inefficiencies.
  • Run calibration routines on early samples for a new laser product.
  • Silicon Photonics Related:
  • Evaluate improvements in coupling efficiency depending on the refractive index of adhesives.
  • Run experiments and perform statistical analysis of results.
  • Based on the above results, develop a hypothesis on the relationship between adhesive properties and the coupling efficiency.
  • Present results to the R&D team.


Work type

Full time

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