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Photonics Engineers
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Design technologies specializing in light information or light energy, such as laser or fiber optics technology.

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Currently Employed: 3,754

Projected Annual Job Openings: 80

Typical Hourly Wage: $50.98 - $71.40

Typical Annual Salary: $106,000 - $148,500

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Design, integrate, or test photonics systems or components.
  • Develop optical or imaging systems, such as optical imaging products, optical components, image processes, signal process technologies, or optical systems.
  • Analyze system performance or operational requirements.
  • Write reports or research proposals.
  • Assist in the transition of photonic prototypes to production.
  • Develop or test photonic prototypes or models.
  • Conduct testing to determine functionality or optimization or to establish limits of photonics systems or components.
  • Design electro-optical sensing or imaging systems.
  • Read current literature, talk with colleagues, continue education, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in the field.
  • Conduct research on new photonics technologies.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Fluorescent microscopes
  • Interferometers
  • Lasers
  • Scanning light or spinning disk or laser scanning microscopes
  • Semiconductor process systems

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Development environment software

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