Doctorate Degrees in Optics and Photonics

Compare 5 PhD Programs in Optics and Photonics

Optics and Photonics

The field of Optics and Photonics are specialized fields of physics and engineering, based on the science of light. Optics and Photonics are critical technologies that help to advance many fields, including fiber optics, consumer technologies, medical imaging, and cancer research. A PhD in Optics and Photonics will provide many opportunities for graduates to work in academia, research, and industry.

For a PhD in Optics and Photonics, generally candidates must have a master’s degree in a related field and research interest areas must correspond with faculty expertise and interest. Curriculum for a PhD in Optics and Photonics usually includes coursework, seminars, and research resulting in a dissertation that provides a substantial contribution to the field. Many universities offering a PhD in Optics and Photonics have partnerships with industry, research institutions, and other universities, allowing for candidates to have a greater reach of expertise to enhance their learning.

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PhD in Optics and Quantum Chemistry

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Doctoral students will be involved in research projects at the Laboratory for Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy under the supervision of the laboratory head Dr. Sergey Polyutov. [+]

PhDs in Optics and Photonics. Doctoral students will be involved in research projects at the Laboratory for Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy under the supervision of the laboratory head Dr. Sergey Polyutov. The Laboratory for Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy of Siberian Federal University warmly welcomes any talented students to join our Lab. You will get an extensive research experience and become involved in the international projects we are doing together with our colleagues worldwide. You will be able to attend various PhD courses related to the lab’s research. We are a young and developing research group of talented students and postdocs and you will have much fun if you join the team. Our students tend to attend international conferences and visit international research centers. The visits are supported through internal funding and external grants. Programme Leader Dr. Polyutov’s research interests are quite broad and include the following: Spectroscopy, Nonlinear Optics and Photonics: 2D Spectroscopy, Photon Echo, Light Propagation in Non-Linear Media; Dynamics of Multi-Photon Processes; Photobleaching. Light Harvesting. Mathematical Modeling of various physical effects (in particular, those related to solving stiff and non-stiff systems of differential equations). X-ray Physics: Calculations of X-ray Raman and Auger scattering and absorption spectra. Atomic Optics: Laser cooling and trapping of atoms. Kinetics of particles in resonant light fields. Quantum Chemistry. Entry requirements: Master’s degree in Chemistry (Quantum Chemistry), or in Physics (preferably in Optics), or in Biophysics, an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document) Apply to The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing for a certificate if you do not have it, the Russian language preparatory course is available. Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month. Practicalities: Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University. Research Chemical Physics in Biology (artificial photosynthesis, light harvesting, molecular aggregates, exciton theory) Nonlinear Optics (laser pulse propagation through nonlinear media, multi-photon processes, etc.) Spectroscopy (2D optical Fourier-spectroscopy, photon echo spectroscopy, resonant x-ray spectroscopy, etc) Quantum Chemistry (applying QC to the problems in 1-3) Any interesting topic the candidate may propose related to the topics discussed in 1-4 Curriculum BASIC COURSES Physical Optics 2 (72) 1 Nonlinear Optics II (Introduction to Nonlinear Spectroscopy and Response theory) 2 (72) 3 Nonlinear Optics III (Applications) 2 (72) 4 Plasmonics of nanoparticle structures 2 (72) 5 ELECTIVES Processing of experimental data 3 (108) Methodology of PhD Thesis Preparation 3 (108) Academic English 3 (108) Basic English 3 (108) Russian (fee will apply) 3 (108) [-]

PhD in Quantum Optics and Optoelectronics

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time Part time 4 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The graduate of the doctoral programme in physics–quantum optics and optoelectronics possesses not only deep knowledge in the specialization of the thesis but also a broader theoretical and experimental experience in the whole field. [+]

The graduate of the doctoral programme in physics–quantum optics and optoelectronics possesses not only deep knowledge in the specialization of the thesis but also a broader theoretical and experimental experience in the whole field. Having gained experience in international cooperation, and mastered modern technologies and computing, the graduates acquire a high level of flexibility. Many of the graduates pursue careers in research, either in academia or industry. But they can take a wide variety of jobs in other fields, including banking, business and consulting. Tuition Fee: 6000€ [-]

PhD Program in Optometry and Vision Science

University of Minho - School of Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Portugal Braga

The PhD Program in Optometry and Vision Science (PDOCV) aims at offering training based on scientific research in Optometry and Vision Sciences. [+]

PhDs in Optics and Photonics. Academic degree: PhD (Bologna 3rd cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 3 curricular years Regime: Normal Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Optometry, Visual Optics The PhD Program in Optometry and Vision Science (PDOCV) aims at offering training based on scientific research in Optometry and Vision Sciences. The PDOCV is the only doctoral program of the kind in Portugal. It was accredited in 2013 by the National Agency of Accreditation (A3es) and joined the offer at the Bachelor and Master level. This is a research based learning project conducted by researchers internationally recognized in the scientific fields of the Programme. Research activities are developed in the Center of Physics of the University of Minho which is funded by the National Foundation for Research (FCT), the European Union and private companies operating in the area of vision care, ophthalmic instrumentation, optical companies and ophthalmological corporations. Careers The goal is to provide training to prepare professionals able to integrate multidisciplinar teams and to carry out internationally competitive research in the areas of clinical optometry, optometric instrumentation, contact lens practice, characterization of myopia and its evolution, low vision, colour vision, among others. These areas are very important from an applied point of view because their results contribute directly to the improvement of the visual quality of the population. On the other hand, this type of training is adequate for high level staff of companies in the area of vision, in the development activities of products and services, because their performance depend of deep understanding of the problems and action mechanisms similar to those involved in scientific research. [-]

PhD in Signal and Information Processing

Harbin Engineering University (HEU)
Campus Full time September 2017 China Harbin

This Signal and Information Processing discipline is a Ph.D degree conferring site. More than 30 projects of national and ministry level and 18 projects of industry sectors are under taken. [+]

Doctor Degree in Signal and Information Processing

 

This Signal and Information Processing discipline is MEng and Ph.D degree conferring site. There are 16 professors and 3 associate professors, 4 doctor tutors and 15 master tutors. The discipline was granted the right of conferring M.E in 1986 and Ph.E in the year 2000. During “The tenth five year plan”, we have deeply developed the research of non-linear information signal processing and visual image recognition, especially in morphology filter and stack filter technology. Master students are researching in these fields and accumulate many experience in technology. Many awards of teaching and researching are conferred. In recent years, over 50 papers are published in journals and conferences and over 30 papers of them were indexed by SCI、EI and ISTP. More than 30 projects of national and ministry level and 18 projects of industry sectors are under taken. 1 projects are conferred second class award of Hei longjiang province technology progress, 1 projects is conferred third class award. Labs for teaching and researching are: Intellect information processing lab, underwater multi-sensor information processing lab, image processing lab, etc. There are lots of information processing equipment and development instruments and many young promising teachers in the frontline of research work.  The discipline opened 10 degree courses and required major courses for M.Eng and D.Eng candidates.... [-]


PhD in Optics and Photonics

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP)
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Karlsruhe

The scientific, technological and economic importance of optics and photonics contrasts with its minor role in the German university system. The leading graduate schools that specifically focus on optics and photonics are mainly located in the U.S. ... [+]

Needs for Novel Doctoral Training Strategies

The scientific, technological and economic importance of optics and photonics contrasts with its minor role in the German university system. The curricula of the traditional disciplines do not provide a profound optics and photonics education. Thus, the initial stages of diploma or doctoral theses have to serve as “training-on-the-job”, addressing only special aspects rather than the entire field of optics and photonics.

The leading graduate schools that specifically focus on optics and photonics are mainly located in the U.S. (e.g., CREOL, Orlando, Florida; Rochester, New York; Tucson, Arizona) and have developed into world renowned centers for science and technology. Importantly, the optics and photonics research at these institutions is complemented by corresponding undergraduate and graduate education programs. In this respect there is need of a new educational approach in Germany. Hence, we have developed and implemented both M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in the area of “Optics & Photonics”. The M.Sc. course provides an adequate education, spanning the bridge between undergraduate optics classes and the required in-depth knowledge that is essential for cutting-edge research. The best students enter the Ph.D. program and find the ideal ground for world-class research. Their thesis work benefits from the multidisciplinary character of the “Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP)”.... [-]