Nonlinear Optical Materials Characterization
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 11/25/2018

Opportunity Description

This postdoctoral fellowship opportunity seeks qualified candidates for the nonlinear optical (NLO) and spectroscopic study of materials for Army applications. The linear and nonlinear optical properties of various organic and inorganic materials are studied using femtosecond, picosecond, nanosecond, and continuous-wave laser sources. Techniques that are used include Z-scan, transient absorption pump-probe, and photoluminescence. Laser experience is necessary for this opportunity, femtosecond laser experience is preferred. References 1. Shensky, W. M.; Ferry, M. J.; O’Donnell, R. M.; Ensley, T. R.; Shi, J., Nonlinear optical characterization of multinuclear iridium compounds containing tricycloquinazoline. Applied Optics 2017, 56 (3), B179-B183. 2. O’Donnell, R. M.; Grusenmeyer, T. A.; Stewart, D. J.; Ensley, T. R.; Shensky III, W. M.; Haley, J. E.; Shi, J., Photodriven Oxygen Removal via Chromophore-Mediated Singlet Oxygen Sensitization and Chemical Capture. Inorganic Chemistry 2017, 56 (15), 9273-9280. 3. Pritchett, T. M.; Sun, W. F.; Zhang, B. G.; Ferry, M. J.; Li, Y. J.; Haley, J. E.; Mackie, D. M.; Shensky, W.; Mott, A. G., Excited-state absorption of a bipyridyl platinum(II) complex with alkynyl-benzothiazolylfluorene units. Optics Letters 2010, 35 (9), 1305-1307.

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Adelphi, MD
  • Opportunity Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 11/25/2018

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