30+ days ago - req31522

Computational Physics | Optics Internship: Light propagation in optical fibers

Research & development


Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


No experience (Student)



Job Category

Physics, Other technical job categories


Are you a master student with a background in Computational Physics or Optics? Do you have understanding of Fourier optics? Then this internship could be interesting for you!

Background information

ASML utilizes optical metrology in many products in systems. All these metrology systems have one thing in common: they have a light source and an optical sensor. Typically optical fibers are used to guide light from source to sensor. Often these are multimode fibers. There are different types of multimode fibers and they provide different quality of light transport. In addition the light transport might be affected by fiber layout and other physical properties of the system.

Your assignment

In this assignment you will be doing a theoretical investigation of light transport using multimode optical fibers. You will be using and developing state-of-the-art simulation tools to look at various fibers and fiber geometries. From simulation results you will be defining fiber transport properties and their limitations and you will provide guidance to choose for certain type depending on an application. In the process of assignment you may come up with improvements or new ideas for ASML applications.

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

Your profile

  • You are a master student with a background in Computational Physics or Optics;
  • You are a master student looking to do your graduation project or gain work experience;
  • You have understanding of Fourier optics;
  • Strong knowledge of MATLAB is a preferred;
  • You are available to do a full-time internship with a minimum duration of 5 months.

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

Other information

Change the world – one nanometer at a time
Become an intern at a Dutch company that’s a global industry leader. You’ll gain valuable experience in a highly innovative environment – one that sparks your imagination and creativity. In addition to a monthly internship allowance of maximum €500 (plus a possible housing or travel allowance), you’ll get practical guidance from experts in the field and the chance to work in and experience a dynamic team environment.

ASML: be part of progress
ASML is a high-tech company headquartered in the Netherlands. We manufacture the complex lithography machines that chipmakers use to produce integrated circuits, or computer chips. What we do is at the heart of all the electronic devices that keep us informed, entertained and connected. Every day, you use electronics that simply wouldn’t exist without our machines.

Behind ASML’s innovations are engineers who think ahead. The people who work at our company include some of the most creative minds in physics, electrical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, mechatronics, optics, mechanical engineering, and computer science and software engineering.

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.

Students: getting ready for real-world R&D
We’re a global team of about 29,000 people of 120 different nationalities and counting. Headquartered in Europe’s top tech hub, the Brainport Eindhoven region in the Netherlands, our operations are spread across Europe, Asia and the US.

In such an 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 the opportunity to get to know not only the world of industrial-strength R&D, but yourself – you’ll discover just what excites you most. Will you design a part of the machine, or make sure it gets built to the tightest possible specifications? Will you write software that drives the system to its best performance, or work side-by-side with the engineers of our customers in a fab, optimizing a system to the requirements of the customer?

How will you be part of progress?


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