Major & Minor
Pursue a degree or take courses in optics or optical engineering.
We emphasize collaboration and collegiality in our master’s and doctoral programs.
Research includes quantum optics, nanophotonics, optoelectronics, and more.
Book by Boyd, Lukishova combines latest advances and early historical experiments in overview of quantum photonics
March 25, 2019
This is the stepping off point for Quantum Photonics: Pioneering Advances and Emerging Applications ...
March 25, 2019
Kyle Fuerschbach, who received his PhD from the Institute of Optics in 2014, has been selected as th ...
February 19, 2019
Thanks to the generosity of one Institute of Optics alumnus, another has been honored with an endowe ...
January 10, 2019
From left to right: Thomas Brown, Gerard Mourou, Linda Smith and Donna Strickland.
December 12, 2018
The associate professor of optics holds 63 U.S. and 151 foreign patents and his inventions have help ...
November 28, 2018
Robert Boyd, known for his pioneering work in nonlinear optical interactions and nonlinear optical p ...
October 30, 2018
Michael Pomerantz, a technical associate with the Institute’s Hopkins Center for Optical Desig ...
October 26, 2018
The IA Program provides training and informational benefits to participating companies and allows the Institute to learn more about industry needs and concerns. This exchange improves our partners’ ability to use modern optical technology while increasing our ability to educate individuals to assume key roles within their companies.
Photon Camp 2019
Optics Camp for Local High School Students
The Photon Camp is a free, one-week program where rising high school juniors and seniors can explore the growing field of optics and optical engineering.
We hope you will visit the Institute of Optics as part of the upcoming college-wide 2023 Experience. If you are on campus for either the 2023E, or touring on your own, please stop by and introduce yourself. We’d love to tell you more about optics and our program here, which can be a great fit for students who enjoy math and physics.Learn More
‘Optical tweezer’ takes Nobel concept in a new direction
Rochester researchers are trapping nanoparticle-sized silica beads in an “optical tweezer” in a series of experiments that could shed new light on the fundamental properties of lasers–and perhaps lead to better sensors and other devices.Continue Reading
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