Study Optics



Optical Research

There is a long tradition of optics in science, from ancient times to Newton and Einstein, continuing through many Nobel prizes, and leading to the present.


Graduate Program

For graduate students, optics provides opportunities for research in fundamental areas of physics and chemistry. At the same time, optics also provides an enabling set of technologies for application in the life sciences and industry.


Optics Internship

The Optical Materials and Devices Program is a new addition to the Industrial Internship Programs. Launched in 2007, the goal of this program is to prepare students for diverse opportunities and challenges in the expanding optics industry.

OCO Fall Symposium 2015

Registration Deadline August 30th, 2015

Faculty Registration

Student Registration

University of Oregon Physics Department Chemistry Department 

Materials Science Institute     Institute of Molecular Biology    I nstitute of Theoretical Science