Multi-photon imaging has revolutionised many fields of life-science since the process was first demonstrated in the late ‘90’s. Advances in laser technology have enabled improvement in the capabilities of this technique, with large complex laser systems being replaced by small low cost solutions and with the migration to clinical applications now within reach.
The development of simple low-cost laser architectures that will give access to higher peak power, new laser wavelengths and scalable pulse energies is the goal of this project. Current academic research indicates some interesting technologies, but these ideas must be tested and developed to assess applicability for industrial use.
Taking some existing Coherent technology as a base, the project goal will be to design solutions, numerically model, and construct performance demonstration systems to allow decisions to be made about the best technology to bring to market in a product development. These solutions will push existing technology beyond current state of the art for both performance and cost.
The novelty, scale and challenge associated with the project will result in likely IP generation, publication suitable results and the outcome of a technical solution suitable for commercialisation increasing current market share and opening new market opportunities.
The project is a combination of lab and desk-based effort. Coherent Scotland has new purpose built labs offering a state of the art working environment. The office area is open plan offering opportunities for collaboration and team working. We have a multi-disciplined team of around 45 engineers, The project will be based in the laser development group comprising laser design engineers and New Product Introduction engineers – these are in many cases subject matter experts who are approachable and experienced in knowledge transfer. We offer a friendly and challenging environment with free flowing information across the full team.
We offer flexible working hours with opportunity to shift the working day around core hours. Hours can be accumulated to allow a short working day on a Friday.
CDT Essential Criteria
A Masters level degree (MEng, MPhys, MSc) at 2.1 or equivalent.
Desire to work collegiately, be involved in outreach, undertake taught and professional skills study.
Project Desirable Criteria
Self starter capable of looking for answers and happy to engage colleagues to build their knowledge base.