Experimental Optical Physicist

  • Palo Alto, United States

Experimental Optical Physicist

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 machine learning hardware.

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