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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The Doctoral Program in Laser, Photonics and Vision is an Interuniversity program that is offered jointly with the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo. [+]
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 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 PhD Program in Optometry and Vision Science (PDOCV) aims at offering training based on scientific research in Optometry and Vision Sciences. [+]
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.... [-]
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)”.... [-]