Physics | Optics Internship: Compact white light source

Research & development

Optical engineering


Other technical job categories

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development



Job Category

Optical engineering, Physics, Other technical job categories

Published: 6 days ago Job ID: J-00262059-086


Are you a student in Physics, Optics or Engineering? Do you have knowledge in MATLAB and differential equations? Do you have great communication skills? Then this internship might be interesting for you!

Background information

At ASML Research, everyone is part of a multidisciplinary team. Physicists, data scientists, chemical engineers, metrology experts and more – all working together in different teams to take on a particular challenge. Each team member brings a different set of skills to attack technical challenges from different angles. The result? Incredibly imaginative breakthroughs at the cutting edge of engineering.

White light sources are a key component for metrology in ASML machines. In this context, we are looking into possibilities of compact sources for the future applications.

Your assignment

In ASML Research, we are looking for an intern for carrying out theoretical investigation for new platforms for miniaturization of white light sources.

As an intern, you will:

  • firstly start by getting to know the nonlinear properties of possible miniature platforms.
  • use this knowledge to solve the nonlinear equations that govern the light pulse propagation in different platforms along with simulating the dispersion characteristics.
  • be using the simulation tools available in ASML to simulate the light pulse propagation in miniature platforms.
  • estimate feasibility according to the requirements and suggest the best platforms and waveguide structures for generating light in certain wavelength bands.
  • interact with various expects in Optics and Metrology in the context of this assignment.

Your profile

To be the perfect match for this internship, you:

  • are a student with a background in Physics, Optics or Engineering;
  • have knowledge in MATLAB and differential equations;
  • are able to present findings in group meetings and write internal documents summarizing simulation approaches, analyses and results;
  • have great communication skills in English, both written and verbal.

This is a graduation internship for bachelor students and an apprentice internship for master students. The minimum duration is of 6 months, 4-5 days per week, starting in the first quarter of 2023.

Please note that we may only consider students who remain enrolled at their educational institute for the whole duration of the internship.
This position requires access to U.S. controlled technology, as defined in the United States Export Administration Regulations. Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such U.S. controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access U.S. controlled technology.

Diversity and inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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 €600 (plus a possible housing and/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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