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 20, 2018
Joseph Marron ’86, an alumnus of the Institute of Optics, has more than 20 patents to his cred ...
June 14, 2018
Thomas Brown and Robert Boyd, professors of optics, are among the authors of a new survey of the big ...
June 4, 2018
Chunlei Guo, professor of optics, and senior scientist Anatoliy Vorobyev, have received the 2017 T.C ...
May 17, 2018
Di Xu has been awarded a 2018 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international ...
March 21, 2018
As part of Women’s History Month, the Augmented World Expo (AWE) is celebrating eight of the w ...
March 10, 2018
Former Institute professor and director Ian Walmsley was recently appointed Provost of Imperial Coll ...
March 9, 2018
John Marciante, associate professor of optics, has undertaken a joint research project with Fem ...
March 8, 2018
The Edward T. Bryand Distinguished Engineering Award is given each year by the University of Maine&# ...
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 2018
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.
Gina Kern receives 2018 Outstanding Staff Award
Gina Kern, the administrative assistant to the director of The Institute of Optics, is the 2018 recipient of the Hajim Outstanding Staff Award. Gina has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to the students, staff, and faculty of The Institute of Optics while serving under four directors; she has truly been “the face of the institute, the heart of the staff, and the keeper of institutional memory.” She will be sorely missed when she retires later this year.Read More
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