Del Mar Photonics

Del Mar Photonics offers variety of custom optical components including molded glass optics. To request additional information or to get a quote for an OEM optical components for Space Vehicles applications please contact us at the address below.



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Our customers have the following job openings:


Research Associate Opening
Air Force Research Laboratory - Space Vehicles Directorate

The AFRL Space Weather Center of Excellence located at Hanscom AFB near Boston, MA is seeking to hire a theoretical physical chemist at the post-doctoral level to study chemical processes associated with cooling the atmosphere after a solar magnetic storm. The position calls for a highly motivated individual to conduct research in collisions involving electrons and atomic and molecular species as well as collisions involving N and O atoms with O2 and N2. The successful candidate will join the existing Space Weather program. Experience with atomic/molecular spectroscopy is also desirable.

Note that the laboratory is scheduled to be moved to Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM in summer 2011, where a new state-of-the-art facility is being constructed adjacent to existing Space Vehicles Directorate facilities. It is anticipated that numerous federal appointments will become available in the next 18-36 months for AFRL researchers willing to relocate.

Applicants must be US citizens. Prospective or recent (past five years) PhDs and more senior PhDs are typically initially hired into National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral and Senior Associateships, respectively. See for a description of the NRC program stipend, benefits, and policies under the AFRL section. The submission package includes a modest-length proposal written in consultation with lab personnel, together with supporting documentation, with the next proposal due date being November 1. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Ramesh Sharma for more information.

Recent publications are:

1. Kelly D. Burtt and Ramesh D. Sharma, Near-resonant energy transfer from vibrationally excited OH(v), v=9, 8, 1 to CO2, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L18102, doi:10.1029/2008GL035204.

2. Kelly D. Burtt and Ramesh D. Sharma, Near-resonant energy transfer from vibrationally excited OH to N2, J. Chem. Phys. 128, 124311, 2008.
3. Sharma, Ramesh D., and Kelly D. Burtt, Depolarization ratio of Rayleigh scattered radiation by molecules, J. Chem. Phys. 126, 024306 (2007)
4. Gardner, J. L., M. López-Puertas, M. G. Mlynczak, B. Funke, F. J. Martin-Torres, J. M. Russell III, S. M. Miller, R. D. Sharma and J. R. Winick (2007), Comparison of Nighttime NO 5.3 mm Emissions in the Thermosphere Measured by MIPAS and SABER, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A10301, doi: 10.1029/2006JA011984.
5. Sharma, Ramesh D., Near-resonant vibration-to-vibration energy transfer in the NO+-N2 collisions. J. Chem. Phys. 125, 114306, 2006.
6. Sharma, Ramesh D., (2007) On the contribution of the anisotropy of polarizability to the Rayleigh scattering, J. Geophys. Res., 112, A05306, doi:10.1029/2006JA011705.
7. Martin G. Mlynczak, F. Javier Martin-Torres, Geoff Crowley, David P. Kratz, Bernd Funke, Manuel Lopez-Puertas, James M. Russell III, Janet Kozyra, Chris Mertens, Ramesh Sharma, Larry Gordley, Dick Picard, Jeremy Winick, Larry Paxton (2005), Energy Transport in the Thermosphere during the Solar Storms of April 2002, J. Geophys. Res. , 110, A12S25, doi:10.1029/2005JA011141.
8. Gardner, J. L., M. Lopéz-Puertas, B. Funke, S. M. Miller, S. J. Lipson, and R. D. Sharma (2005), Rotational and spin-orbit distributions of NO observed by MIPAS/ENVISAT during the solar storm of October/November 2003, J. Geophys. Res., 110, A09S34, doi:10.1029/2004JA010937.
9. Ramesh D. Sharma and Phan D. Dao, A potential experiment for In-situ measurement of atmospheric temperature and atomic oxygen density in the 90-150 km altitude range by a Raman LIDAR, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 67, 1519, 2005.
10. Duff, J. W., H. Dothe, and R. D. Sharma (2005), A first-principles model of spectrally resolved 5.3 μm nitric oxide emission from aurorally dosed nighttime high-altitude terrestrial thermosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L17108, doi:10.1029/2005GL023124.
11. Ramesh D. Sharma and Phan D. Dao, A potential remote-sensing technique for thermospheric temperature with ground-based resonant atomic oxygen Raman LIDAR, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 68, 921, 2006.


Del Mar Photonics, Inc.
4119 Twilight Ridge
San Diego, CA 92130
tel: (858) 876-3133
fax: (858) 630-2376



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