Reflective Electro-Magnetic Band Dazzling Effects
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 5/17/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Reflective Electro-Magnetic Band Dazzling Effects for Safe Ocular and Electro-Optical Operations Recent advances in laser technology enabled the development of cheap yet powerful lasers accessible to the public. The modern lasers are capable of propagating across significant distances with minimal attenuation and loss in power. The misused publicly accessible lasers pose challenges and hazards to the public safety since they can dazzle electro-optical systems and damage the human eyes. Therefore, it is of a great interest to investigate a broad series of laser effects on various electro-optical systems across a broad range of parameters. The goal of the research project is to elucidate safe operating regimes for electro-optical systems and eyes under various laser illuminations and atmospheric backgrounds. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow should have strong theoretical and technical background of current laboratory methods and techniques in the areas photon propagation, distributions, and statistics. The Fellow needs to have a solid understanding of laser and electro-optical systems. They should have strong communication skills and be current on industry and academic trends. The position requires experience in the following areas: • Laser and electro-optical systems. • Statistical analysis of photon distributions. • Light propagation across various media to include atmosphere, optics, and focal plane arrays. • Exciton and signal generation in electro-optical systems. • Signal measurement and extraction in the opto-electrical systems. U.S. Citizenship is required for this project. Keywords: Laser, Optical Dazzling, EO Systems, Electro-Magnetic Propagation Click here for more information

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: West Point, NY
  • Opportunity Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 5/17/2019

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