PhD Program in Optics and Photonics in Karlsruhe in Germany

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Optics and Photonics

Earning a Ph.D. requires extended study and intense mental effort. A PhD is an academic study on which you concentrate for four to six years after obtaining your master’s degree, and that leads, if successful, to a PhD degree, the highest academic degree.

Optics and photonics is a field of study that focuses on the electromagnetic spectrum from long wavelengths, such as radio waves and microwaves, to high-energy waves, such as X-rays and gamma rays. Students may learn practical applications for light.

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states, and its capital and largest city is Berlin.

Karlsruhe is a city with hot summers and has an oceanic climate. It is located in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany and is home to more than 200,000 people. The city is renowned for its universities and other fine establishments of higher education. They major in research, science, and technology.

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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)”.... [-]