Optical Science & Engineering


Graduate Programs in Optical Science and Engineering


The Ph.D. and M.S. programs in Optical Science and Engineering are interdisciplinary, involving primarily six science and engineering departments and four centers (Departments of Physics & Optical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics & Statistics, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Bioinformatics, and Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Science; the Center for Optoelectronics & Optical Communications, the Center for Precision Metrology, the Center for Freeform Optics, and the Center for Metamaterials). The program is administered through the Department of Physics and Optical Science. The purpose of the program is to educate scientists and engineers who will develop the next generation of optical technology. The program emphasizes basic and applied interdisciplinary education and research in the following specialties of optics:

  • Micro-optics and nanophotonics
  • Fiber and integrated optics
  • Optoelectronic materials and devices
  • Biomedical Optics
  • Optical interferometry and metrology
  • Optical fabrication
  • Nanoscale imaging and spectroscopy
  • Adaptive optics
  • Optical communication
  • Novel light-matter interactions
  • Quantum optics
  • Optical sensors and measurements

Affiliated Optics Faculty