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Physics / Optics Internship (non-thesis): Theoretical investigation into light source concepts

Research & development


Optical engineering

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Physics, Optical engineering


Are you a Masters student with a Background in Computational Physics or Optics with an understanding of Fourier Optics? Then this internship assignment could be interesting for you.

Job Mission

ASML utilizes optical metrology in many products in systems. All these Metrology systems have one thing in common: they need a light source. Light sources have many properties which define them to be suitable for a particular application. One such property is the coherence of a light source. In practice, coherent sources or lasers are brighter than incoherent ones. However, there exist many ways to achieve bright incoherent light and we need to explore them further.

Job Description

In this assignment you will be doing a theoretical investigation of various incoherent light source concepts. You will be using and developing state-of-the-art ASML simulation tools to analyze various light source systems and calculate KPIs of interest. From simulation results you will be defining pros, cons and limitations of these light sources and providing guidance to choose for a certain type depending on an application. In the process of this assignment you may come up with improvements or new ideas for existing light source concepts.

During this assignment you will be given a place at ASML where you will interact with various expects in Optics and Metrology


You are a Master student in Computational Physics or Optics with an understanding of Fourier Optics. Additionally, strong knowledge of Matlab is a pre.

This is a Master internship for 5 days a week with duration of 6 months. The start date is as soon as possible.

Please note that we can only consider students who are enrolled at a school for the entire duration of the internship.

Other information

What ASML offers
Your internship will be in one of the leading Dutch corporations, gaining valuable experience in a highly dynamic environment. You will receive a monthly internship allowance based on your educational level and number of days per week, plus a possible housing or travel allowance. More information on the allowances can be found on our website. In addition you will get expert, practical guidance and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic, innovative team environment.

ASML: Be part of progress
We make machines that make chips – the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe; that improve our quality of life and help to tackle the world’s toughest problems.

We build some of the most amazing machines that you will ever see, and the applications to run them. Never satisfied, we measure our performance in units that begin with pico or nano.

We believe we can always do better. We believe the winning idea can come from anyone. We love what we do – not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard. At ASML we are always pushing technology further.

Students: Getting ready for the real-world
Teamwork is key within ASML. Our R&D team is more than 5,500 people strong and worldwide we form one big team with over 25,000 employees. These colleagues have 123 different nationalities and work at our major sites on three continents.

Dozens of diverse, interdisciplinary teams work in parallel to meet a challenging development schedule. In this inspiring environment, your colleagues may be sitting next door, or they could be thousands of kilometers away in a different country, or even working for a different company.

An internship at ASML is your opportunity to get to know this world and get a feel for that excites you most. Use your education, gain real-life working experience and explore the world of high-tech – all at the same time.

How will you be part of progress?