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.
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
August 22, 2018
August 15, 2018
Friends and colleagues of Emil Wolf gathered yesterday to honor the memory of one of the most recogn ...
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.
Resolving quantum ‘weirdness’: A new look at the duality of light
For 90 years physicists have known that incompatibly opposite properties are inherent in all elementary particle—such as electrons, photons, and mesons—and any of them can be observed to have either property at any time. Now University of Rochester researchers say they’ve resolved this weird and inescapable wave-particle duality.Read More
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