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Toyota Technological Institute (TTI-Japan) Systems Photonics Laboratory Employment Opportunities for Post doctoral Research Fellows

Last updated on Oct 01, 2017

[Explanation of institution (recruitment background, institution details, explanation of project, etc.)] In "Systems Photonics Laboratory," Toyota Technological Institute, we have been creating photonics systems with novel functions, by considering deeply physical phenomena in photonics devices and lightwaves. Examples are photonics systems for measuring distributed strain along an optical fiber with mm order spatial resolution, and those for signal processing by original schemes to synthesize arbitrarily optical interference properties. Research subjects that have been carried out in the laboratory are as following: Photonics sensing systems with a high sensitivity, such as Fiber Optic Gyros; Photonic sensing and processing with our original technique of "Synthesis of Optical Coherence Function," such as optical tomography; "Fiber Optic Nerve Systems" for structural health monitoring, such as distributed and multiplexed optical fiber sensing; Distributed strain and/or temperature sensing with Brillouin scattering caused in optical fibers.

Positions Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Number of Positions Available one (1)
Research Field [Job details (duties, subject responsible for, etc.)]
Among the research subjects, the Post-Doctoral Research Fellow shall be requested to carry out the researches on distributed strain and/or temperature sensing with Brillouin scattering caused in optical fibers. In the laboratory, original schemes for the distributed sensing have been proposed and developed, such "Brillouin Optical Correlation Domain Analysis (BOCDA)"," Brillouin Optical Correlation Domain Reflectometry (BOCDR)", and "Discriminative Distributed Strain and Temperature Sensing with using Brillouin Dynamic Grating (BDG). " These original schemes have already realized ultimate functions, such as mm order spatial resolution, km order measurement range, and 5,000 points/s fast measurement speed under the unique measurement mode of "Random Accessibility" to arbitrarily selected multiple points along the optical fiber. Application trials for structural health monitoring have been carried out, for example, in technical fields of aircrafts and civil engineering.
The Research Fellow shall be expected to create new functions and/or improve the existing functions in the original sensing schemes. The research shall include both the aspects of experimental and theoretical work.
The research results accumulated in the "Systems Photonics Laboratory" are described in the invited paper: K. Hotate, “Fiber distributed Brillouin sensing with optical correlation domain techniques,” Optical Fiber Technology (Elsevier Inc.), Vol. 19, No. 6, Part B, pp. 700-719, Dec. 2013. (10.1016/j.yofte.2013.08.008).
Those who have had research experiences on fiber photonics systems are welcome.
Qualifications PhD in a related field.
Starting Date At the earliest possible date, after the employment contract is completed .
Terms of Employment Yearly contract: renewable up to 3 years if positively evaluated .
Salary JPY 320,000/month,excluding commuting expenses and partial support for housing.

Documents to submit 1.A complete curriculum vitae with portrait
2.A list of publications
3.Copies of 3 major selected papers
4.Brief description of research activities and future plan for research and
education(1 page each)
5.Names of two references with e-mail address and phone numbers

- Candidacy will not be considered unless the full documents are submitted.
- Interested applicants can submit the documents by either email with the subject line "Postdoc for Systems Photonics " (PDF format is preferred) or postal mail with "Postdoc for Systems Photonics " on the envelope; see the following address.
- The application documents will not be returned.
Deadline for submission November 30, 2017. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Inquiry Professor Kazuo Hotate
Systems Photonics Laboratory, Toyota Technological Institute
2-12-1 Hisakata, Tempaku-ku, Nagoya 468-8511, JAPAN
Phone: +81-52-809-1821
F A X: +81-52-809-1824
e-mail: hotate*AT* toyota-ti.ac.jp(Please replace *AT* with @)

Toyota Technological Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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