Research Position Announcements from University of California, Davis


The Next Generation Networking Systems Laboratory at UC Davis invites applications for postdoctoral research scientists, research project scientists, and graduate student researchers specializing in the following areas. Both junior and senior level positions are available.

1. Ultrafast Laser Inscription of 3D Photonics: This position specializes in research and development of ultrafast laser inscription of 3D waveguides towards functional 3D photonics that enable photonic signal processing, imaging, and computing. The emphasis will be on (1) control and optimization of computer-controlled ultrafast laser inscription process, (2) aberration correction of the inscription optics, (3) 3D photonics design, and (4) characterization of large-scale 3D photonic devices. Familiarity with optical beam relay theory and computer control methods is desired.

2. High performance computing system prototyping and experimentation: This position seeks key innovations in scalable high performance computing systems through a new generation of optical interconnect technologies including silicon photonics and network-on-chip. The current project team is investigating new scalable computing systems, multi-core processor architectures, network-on-chip, nano-photonic/nano-electronic interconnect technologies, prototype system experiments, and hierarchical system architectures with optical-interconnects scaling to exascale. The candidate is expected to conduct computing system integration, FPGA programming, and experimental studies, and other relevant tasks for the team project.

3. High performance computing system architectures, analyses, and benchmarking: This position investigates scalable high performance computing system architectures through a new generation of optical interconnect technologies including silicon photonics and network-on-chip. The current project team is investigating new scalable computing systems, multi-core processor architectures, network-on-chip, nano-photonic/nano-electronic interconnect technologies, prototype system experiments, and hierarchical system architectures with optical-interconnects scaling to exascale. The candidate is expected to conduct computing system architecture design, throughput simulations, workload analysis, and benchmarking.

4. Silicon Photonics, III-V Photonics, Heterogeneous Integration, and Hybrid integration: This position specializes in research and development of new photonic devices based on silicon, III-V, silica, and other materials leading to heterogeneous and hybrid integration in 2D and 3D towards functional microsystems on chip. The emphasis will be on integration of a large number of photonic and electronic components including lasers, modulators, detectors, multiplexers, demultiplexers, optical amplifiers, logic gates, arrayed waveguide gratings, transimpedance amplifiers, and electronic drivers. Multiple positions are available, and candidates are expected to work in a team environment taking part in one or more of design, fabrication, 2D/3D integration, testing, and application demonstrations. Applications of the integrated microsystems include computing, networking, imaging, and other areas, which will also involve testbed demonstrations. Demonstrated skills in one or more aspects of design, fabrication, and testing of photonic components are required.

5. RF-Photonic technologies and systems: This position specializes in RF/microwave hybrid photonic-electronic integrated systems. The emphasis will be on RF-photonic communications, wireless-optical communications, signal processing, and metrology systems realized by integration of electronic and photonic components including lasers, modulators, microresonators, detectors, spectral multiplexers, optical amplifiers, logic gates, electronic amplifiers, phase-locked loops, and electronic drivers. In particular, this position specializes in RF, microwave, and analog circuits and their application to photonic integrated circuits. Excellent high-frequency analog design skills, a fine understanding of RF/microwave systems for photonic applications, demonstrated measurement skills, and good communication ability are desired. Familiarity with optical modulator design, microresonator-based optical frequency comb generation, or laser noise measurement is an asset.

Summaries of team projects are available on the web: http://sierra.ece.ucdavis.edu. Interested candidates should send their resumes to sbyoo@ucdavis.edu.

Professor S. J. Ben Yoo University of California, Davis, California 95616

Research Position Announcements from University of California, Davis