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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.
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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.
Summer Courses Online
Registration is now open for the 60th Annual Summer Short Course Series (offered online). See our summer courses page for more information and to register.
Novel chirped pulses defy ‘conventional wisdom’
Rochester researchers have advanced a groundbreaking technique first pioneered at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. As a result, they’ve produced chirped pulses in a way that works even with relatively low-quality, inexpensive equipment.Continue Reading
The average starting salary for the Institute of Optics class of 2018 was $76,620.
Approximately 5 percent of the Institute of Optics class of 2018 went on to participate in programs such as the Fulbright Scholarship.
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