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"Photonics Engineer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

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

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Photonics Engineer"

1) Design laser-machining equipment for purposes such as high speed ablation.

2) Document design processes including objectives, issues, and outcomes.


3) Design or redesign optical fibers to minimize energy loss.

4) Assist in the transition of photonic prototypes to production.

5) Design solar energy photonics or other materials or devices to generate energy.


6) Develop laser-processed designs, such as laser-cut medical devices.

7) Conduct research on new photonics technologies.

8) Create or maintain photonic design histories.

9) Design, integrate, or test photonics systems or components.

10) Analyze system performance or operational requirements.

11) Determine applications of photonics appropriate to meet product objectives or features.

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12) Develop or test photonic prototypes or models.

13) Analyze, fabricate, or test fiber-optic links.

14) Design electro-optical sensing or imaging systems.


15) Oversee or provide expertise on manufacturing, assembly, or fabrication processes.

16) Train operators, engineers, or other personnel.

17) Write reports or research proposals.

18) Design or develop new crystals for photonics applications.

19) Select, purchase, set up, operate, or troubleshoot state-of-the-art laser cutting equipment.

20) Determine commercial, industrial, scientific, or other uses for electro-optical applications or devices.

21) Conduct testing to determine functionality or optimization or to establish limits of photonics systems or components.

22) Design gas lasers, solid state lasers, infrared, or other light emitting or light sensitive devices.

23) Develop optical or imaging systems, such as optical imaging products, optical components, image processes, signal process technologies, or optical systems.

24) Read current literature, talk with colleagues, continue education, or participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in the field.

25) Design photonics products, such as light sources, displays, or photovoltaics to achieve increased energy efficiency.

26) Develop photonics sensing or manufacturing technologies to improve the efficiency of manufacturing or related processes.

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"Photonics Engineer"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  NA        SOC:  17-2199.07


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