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.
June 10, 2019
Amelia Nice may not have fully understood the science involved, but the 2-year-old was clearly intri ...
June 4, 2019
A memorable scene from the movie Apollo 13 shows three astronauts being relentlessly bounced and jos ...
May 23, 2019
During her week in Stockholm last December, Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD) had to e ...
May 9, 2019
Nick Takaki, a fourth year PhD student at The Institute of Optics, working with Professor Jannick Ro ...
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.
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.
Translating Nobel-worthy science for a broad audience
For their capstone project, a senior design team has built a demonstration model for museum audiences of the Nobel Prize-winning laser technology developed by Rochester alumna Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD).Continue Reading
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