Institute of Optics aims for 50 percent increase in faculty
A $12 million challenge fund presents an opportunity to increase the program’s prominence at a critical time for the optics field.Continue Reading
HOME MS Program
The Hybrid Optics Master’s Education (HOME) program offers the world-renowned Institute of Optics MS, taking advantage of the best remote-learning practice and a special in person component crafted to meet the needs of busy professionals.Learn More
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.
Federal funding bolsters Rochester’s development of next-generation lasers
The National Science Foundation grant will connect University, industry, and business partners to grow the region’s laser workforce.Learn More
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Industrial Associates Program
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.
View current job openings for students/graduates and faculty.
New Quantum Center
Center for Quantum Electrodynamics for Selective Transformations (QuEST)
QuEST is an interdisciplinary team exploring creative strategies to enable new chemical reactivities beyond the traditional paradigm of chemistry by utilizing quantum light-matter interactions between molecules and radiation inside an optical cavity.Learn More
Why Study at the Institute of Optics?
We are committed to giving you the education, mentoring, and tools to thrive in this growing field. Our graduates go on to careers at major universities, industrial and governmental labs, top companies, or their own business.
The average starting salary for the Institute of Optics class of 2021 was $76,146.