The science and optical technology of lasers, photonics and vision is a field of knowledge whose objective is the study of the generation, transmission, detection, control and manipulation of light. This study is oriented to the development of technologies with applications of high interest in multiple and disparate socioeconomic and health fields, ranging from telecommunications, life and health sciences, the environment, industrial metrology, leisure ... Up to scientific-technical frontiers such as nano-optics, quantum processing and communications, optical metamaterials, etc.PresentationThis science ranges from the development of devices that are part of everyday life to innovative research that reaches the frontiers of scientific knowledge. The evolution of the optical science and technology of Lasers, Photonics and Vision has been constant throughout history, accompanying the development of many other disciplines that have contributed directly to progress and innovation. Nowadays and naturally, optics are complemented by electronics, computer science, micromechanics, etc., giving rise to a myriad of highly specialized applications (industrial optical metrology techniques, bio-optical instrumentation, medium-optical sensors). environmental, telecommunications, correction of visual defects, lighting, etc.) and consumer products (digital cameras, projectors, optical storage media, all types of ophthalmic lenses, etc.). In sociopolitical terms, the scientific-technical sector of optical and photonic science and technology is extremely important for the great challenges of the 21st century, and in fact photonic technologies are considered as strategic technologies (KETs) by the European Commission.Profile1) Students who come from official master's degrees with themes related to the Doctoral Program, for example: the Interuniversity Master USC-UVigo-UDC in Photonics and laser technologies, Interuniversity Master USC-U, will be able to access the Doctoral Program without training complements Valladolid, U. Coimbra, U..Murcia, UCM, UMH, in Research in Vision Sciences, Master UVigo -UdC in Applied Physics, Master UVigo in Research in technologies and advanced processes in industry, Master UPC- UAB- UB-ICFO in Photonica, Master's degree UCM Optical and Image Technologies, Master's degree USAL Physics and Laser Technologies, Master's Degree in Materials Science and Technology, Master's Degree in Renewable Energies, Master's Degree in Mathematical Engineering, Master's Degree in Physics, and others to be determined by the CAPD.
2) In the case of those students who come from Master's degrees whose content is not related to the Doctorate Program, admission may be conditional on passing specific training supplements that must be specified for each student by the CAPD. These training supplements will correspond to a maximum of 12 ECTS.
3) Regarding the degree of knowledge of the English language, it is convenient to have accreditation of an intermediate level B1 of that language (level established within the European Framework of Reference on Knowledge of Languages) and accredited by the CAPD through any official certification. In the case of lacking this official certification, the CAPD will carry out the tests it deems appropriate: oral and / or written test and / or personal interview, to evaluate the student's knowledge of the English language, but it will always be required to acquire said certification during the first two years of the program. The preferred working language will be English. Scientific English is considered essential to the program.
4) Finally, as information and complementary recommendation to the normative process of access and admission to the doctoral program, it is convenient to indicate some aspects about attitudes, abilities, previous knowledge, languages, etc., which are considered highly recommended for those students interested in the doctoral program:Interest in scientific-technical research tasks, particularly in the field of laser, photonics and vision.
Knowing how to carry out systematic bibliographic searches on a specific scientific-technical aspect.
Knowing how to structure and develop a scientific work, based on the experience acquired in the Bachelor's and Master's degrees.
Have knowledge of optics in general and laser, photonics and vision in particular. The more subjects, courses, etc. the student will study related to optics, the easier will be their transit through the program.5) Students with a non-homologated foreign degree may apply for admission to the doctoral program as long as a level of training equivalent to that of the official Spanish university master's degree is accredited and empowers in the country issuing the degree for access to studies PhD. This admission will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous degree or the recognition for other purposes than those of access to these teachings.
AdmissionThe evaluation criteria of the applications will be the following:Applicant's academic record: 65%
Curriculum Vitae: 20%. Professional and research training and experiences, and knowledge of languages will preferably be valued.
Personal interview: 15%. Abilities and motivation for scientific work will be assessed.