Bachelor or Master Thesis Optics (m/f/d) – Optimization of a lens test bench


Your mission

We develop and produce breakthrough LiDAR sensors for a wide range of applications in automotive, robotics, smart infrastructure, people counting and many more. If you’re interested in optical sensors, you’ve come to the right place.
As part of the current development and improvement of our product Cube 1, we are investigating and validating one of the core components, a special optical lens which combines multiple optical functional surfaces in one component. With a complex measurement system, this lens can be precisely analyzed and characterized.
In this work we offer you the opportunity to get a deep insight into the functionality of a modern 3D LiDAR sensor and to validate the most important component yourself! The goal is to independently optimize a test bench. This includes the improvement of the software (GUI, stage, camera algorithms) as well as the hardware (mechanical setup, sensor technology, automation). The goal is to accurately measure all characteristics of the lens with the test bench and finally compare all results against own optical simulations and external measurements.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer compensation for work on these thesis.

Your tasks

⟋ Develop a deep understanding of the optical operation of the sensor and become familiar with different measurement techniques
⟋ Improve the soft- and hardware of the test bench
⟋ Conduct an analytical evaluation and assessment of the lens quality
⟋ Compare the results of the test bench with optical simulations and external 3d profile measurements

Your profile

⟋ You are studying electrical engineering and information technology or a related subject
⟋ You are proficient in Python and understand how to integrate your code into existing software projects
⟋ You have experience with optical simulation tools
⟋ Your way of working is structured, goal-oriented, careful and reliable

Why Blickfeld?

⟋ Enjoy free beverages and lunch allowance
⟋ Work in a dynamic environment with quick development cycles and flat hierarchies
⟋ Develop ideas and realize them
⟋ Be part of a great team, that lives and breathes technology
⟋ Make the future of mobility a reality today
⟋ We are one team – everybody pitches in
⟋ “Can do” attitude
⟋ Courage to act and to make decisions
⟋ Things can go wrong, that’s ok
⟋ Friendly and constructive behavior
⟋ We stick together and can rely on each other


We are looking forward to your application, including your CV, certificates/diplomas and a short cover letter.
Contact person: Florian Lenz ⟋


Please send a short letter of motivation, your certificates and your CV. We are looking forward to your application!