The Department of Physics and Astronomy is recruiting a graduate with a PhD to join a research program in the physics of diamond lasers in a regime of extreme power loadings. This new project seeks to understand the factors that dictate the behaviour of diamond lasers as power scaled to the multi-kilo Watt regime. The role requires the adaptation of an existing high intensity laser system to the next level of power, use of cryogenic cooled systems and thermal lens diagnostics. The project is expected to provide fundamental optical and physical insights into the properties of diamond at extreme power densities.
The position is based within the Diamond Laser Group of the MQ Photonics Research Centre on the Macquarie University campus on the north shore of Sydney. With 25 research academics, approximately an equal number of research fellows and 50 PhD students, the Centre features largely on the Australian landscape in optics and laser research. The Diamond Laser Group researches novel optical material materials such as synthetic diamond and related materials to address future needs in the most demanding optical applications.
Salary Package: From $90,188 to $96,655 p.a (level A), plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
Appointment Type: Full-time, Fixed Term (18 months) with the possibility of an extension to 3 years
Contact: Prof. Rich Mildren firstname.lastname@example.org
More details: http://jobs.mq.edu.au/cw/en/job/504931/postdoctoral-research-fellow-in-diamond-lasers
Closing date: 23 January 2019 (Sydney Time)