Postdoctoral position in ultrafast fibers at Cornell University

What we do
We investigate a variety of nonlinear phenomena in single-mode and multimode optical fibers.
The work is partially motivated by the need for better sources of ultrashort light pulses for
applications. We are a theoretically-inclined experimental group; all members of the group do
calculations (often numerical simulations) and experiments. A number of concepts developed in
the group have led to commercial products, with lasers based on our work in numerous labs around
the world. For more information visit our website,

We are looking for a highly-motivated and independent person to work on new approaches to
short-pulse generation in single-mode and multimode fiber. The work can range from scientific
exploration of new nonlinear-wave phenomena to development of practical femtosecond lasers for
applications such as nonlinear microscopy. The position will be available in late 2023.
Interested candidates should send their CV including publications and the contact information of
two references to Prof. Frank Wise (

PhD in physics, applied physics, optics, or electrical engineering
Strong experimental skills
Experience with ultrashort light pulses
Good programming skills (Matlab, Python, Labview)
Strong writing and communication skills