What's it like to study a PhD in Optical Physics?
Doing a PhD in Optical Physics, you will become proficient in the skills necessary to contribute to a research portfolio which spans sectors such as medicine, homeland security, telecommunications, the environment, and computer science.
Some typical research topics in Optical Physics include:
- laser spectroscopy
- quantum imaging and storage
Typical Optical Physics PhD research projects take between three and four years to complete. As well as undertaking research training within your department, you will also attend external meetings and conferences and may be submitting research posters as your research develops.
To be awarded your PhD, you must submit a thesis of about 60,000 words and defend it during your viva exam.