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The Optical Science & Engineering (OSE) Program at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is jointly administered by the optics faculty of the Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Electrical & Computer Engineering. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Optical Science & Engineering are offered.

Featured News

Dual wavefront sensing design for supersonic wind tunnel experiments

November 7, 2018

Date: Friday, November 09, 2018  Time:  1:00 PM Location:  CHTM, Room 103 Map to CHTM: http://chtm.unm.edu/about/map-directions.html Pa ... [Read More]

Dr. Robert Johnson seminar

OSE Seminar with Dr. Robert Johnson on laser-beacon adaptive optics

November 2, 2018

Date: Wednesday, November 07, 2018  Time:  11:00 AM to Noon  Location:  CHTM, Room 101  Map to CHTM: http://chtm.un ... [Read More]

2018 Shared Knowledge Conference

2018 Shared Knowledge Conference - Nov. 7, 2018 at Hodgin Hall

October 30, 2018

What is the Shared Knowledge Conference? The Shared Knowledge Conference is a yearly event designed to celebrate and showcase UNM graduate students an ... [Read More]

PAÍS aerial exterior rendering provided by Van Gilbert Architects.

Cross-discipline collaboration hub set to open in Fall 2019

October 30, 2018

UNM’s new Physics and Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science building (PAÍS) is expected to improve the way students and faculty conduct r ... [Read More]

OSE Professor Dr. Osinski

NSF announces $750,000 EQuIP award for quantum information processing to OSE Professor Dr. Osinski

October 30, 2018

The National Science Foundation announced today $6 million for quantum research as part of its RAISE-EQuIP: Frontiers of Quantum Engineering effort, ... [Read More]

OSA Capitol Hill Visit

OSE Students James Hendrie and Mahmoud Behzadirad Join OSA's Capitol Hill Visit

October 30, 2018

In the spring of 2018, The Optical Society (OSA) organized their yearly event, gathering members together on Capitol Hill to represent the national ph ... [Read More]

Program News

Arman Rashidi

OSE Dissertation Defense by Arman Rashidi on Carrier Dynamics in High-Speed III-nitride Light-Emitting Diodes for Visible-Light Communication

October 27, 2018

Date: Friday, November 02, 2018  Time:  2:00 PM Location:  CHTM, Room 103  Map to CHTM: http://chtm.unm.edu/about/map-di ... [Read More]

Dr. Zheshen Zhang seminar

OSE Seminar Joint with CQuiC with Dr. Zheshen Zhang on Quantum information science

October 22, 2018

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018  Time:  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Location:  Physics, Room 190 Map to Physics: http://physics.unm.ed ... [Read More]

Dr. TJ Xia seminar

OSE Seminar with Dr. TJ Xia on High Speed and High Capacity Optical Transport Network

October 16, 2018

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018  Time:  11:00 AM to Noon  Location:  CHTM, Room 101  Map to CHTM: http://chtm.unm ... [Read More]

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OSE Seminar with Dr. Avadh Saxena of LANL on Non-reciprocity and Broken Symmetry: From Photonics to Materials

September 21, 2018

Dr. Avadh Saxena of Los Alamos National Lab TItle: Non-reciprocity and Broken Symmetry: From Photonics to Materials Date: Wednesda ... [Read More]

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OSE Seminar with Dr. Diego Dalvit on Tailoring the Quantum Vacuum

September 14, 2018

OSE Seminar Series Dr. Diego Dalvit of the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory Title: Tailoring the Quantum Vacuum Date:  We ... [Read More]

OSE Seminar with Alumni, Dr. Scott Diddams of N.I.S.T. on Synthesizing Light

September 6, 2018

Synthesizing Light   Dr. Scott A. Diddams National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO USA scott.diddams@nist.gov Joint OSE Semi ... [Read More]

New Quantum Optics track

September 15, 2015

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 
11:00 AM to Noon
CHTM, Room 101
Dr. Robert Johnson
Starfire Optical Range in Albuquerque


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Optical Science & Engineering presents a series of talks focused on the latest research in the field of optics. Speakers include worldwide experts from academia, industry and national laboratories as well as UNM faculty. The entire series is available as a course for UNM credit.

The Optical Science and Engineering Program at the University of New Mexico is seeking Corporate Partners to launch new initiatives. We have an exciting opportunity for our industry partners to directly contribute to our success through donations. These financial contributions will ensure the success of the OSE program and its graduates for years to come.

Graduate Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering Fund
Funds will be used to support a Graduate Student in the Optical Science and Engineering Program.
Arthur Guenther Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering Fund
Funds will be used to support a Graduate Student in the Optical Science and Engineering Programs.
Distinguished Lectureship in Optical Science and Engineering Fund
The intent of the fund is to conduct an annual lectureship in Optical Sciences.