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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

Prof. Elohim Becerra, CQulC, UNM

Robust Measurement for the Discrimination of Binary Coherent States

July 25, 2018

Robust measurements at low powers by counting photons Optical communication uses light to encode and transmit information over long distances, such as ... [Read More]

 Dr. Angel S. Flores

OSE Special Seminar with Dr. Brian M. Anderson on Thulium doped all-fiber amplifiers beyond 2.1 μm

June 5, 2018

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018  Time:  11:00 AM to Noon  Location:  CHTM, Room 103  Map to CHTM: http://chtm.unm.edu ... [Read More]

Dr. Vitaly Gruzdev,

OSE Seminar with Dr. Vitaly Gruzdev on Laser-driven electronic processes in condensed matter: from controlled modification of a single biomolecule to controlled enhancement of laser ablation

May 21, 2018

Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018  Time:  11:00 AM to Noon  Location:  P&A, Room 190  Map to P&A: http://physics.unm.ed ... [Read More]

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OSE Seminar with Dr. Michael Martin of Sandia National Laboratories on Optical manipulation of neutral atoms for quantum information science

April 24, 2018

Date and Location: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 11:00 AM to Noon at P&A, Room 190 Handicap parking is available in the P&A parki ... [Read More]

Mostafa Peysokhan

Mostafa Peysokhan Named Finalist For Innovative Idea

April 24, 2018

Hosted each semester by STC.UNM and UNM Innovation Academy, the Rainforest Student Pitch Competition is a competition which allows student entrepreneu ... [Read More]

OSE Ph.D. & M.S. Defenses

August 14, 2018

View the announcements and the abstracts for the Ph.D. and M.S. defenses for the Optical Science & Engineering programs. ... [Read More]

Program News

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Joint OSE and Physics Colloquium talk by Dr. Alain Aspect of Institut d'Optique on From the Einstein-Bohr debate to quantum information: the second quantum revolution

April 10, 2018

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018Time:  3:30 PM - 4:30 PMRefreshments will be available before the colloquium, at 03:15 pmLocation:  DSH, Room 12 ... [Read More]

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OSE Seminar by Dr. Adrian Perez Galvan of Vertex Pharmaceuticals on Bringing down the uncertainty: how physics can generate insights in early drug discovery

April 4, 2018

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018  Time:  11:00 AM to Noon  Location:  CHTM, Room 101  Map to CHTM: http://chtm.unm.ed ... [Read More]

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OSE Special Seminar by Dr. Olivier Chalus of Thales Optronique SAS in France on 10 PW Laser system: challenges and achievements

April 2, 2018

Date: Tuesday,  April 3, 2018 Time:  1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Location:  CHTM, Room 146  Abstract: The Extreme Light Infrastru ... [Read More]

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OSE Seminar by Dr. Mercedeh Khajavikhan on Non-Hermitian Photonics, Optics at an Exceptional Point

March 27, 2018

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018  Time:  11:00 AM to Noon Location:  P&A , Room 190  Map to P&A:http://physics.unm.edu/fi ... [Read More]

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Special joint OSE - CQuIC Seminar by Nathan Lemke of Air Force Research Laboratory

March 21, 2018

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018  Time:  3:30 PM Location:  P&A, Room 190  Abstract:Optical frequency combs are class ... [Read More]

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OSE Seminar by Dr. Roberto Paiella on Metasurface-enhanced light emission

March 20, 2018

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018  Time:  11:00 AM to Noon Location:  CHTM, Rm. 101  Map to CHTM:  http://chtm.u ... [Read More]

New Quantum Optics track

September 15, 2015

Schedule coming soon
11:00 AM to Noon
CHTM, Room 103

• See past, current and future seminar titles 

• Map to CHTM
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• For information: dorisw@chtm.unm.edu
Sponsors: CHTM, ECE, Physics & Astronomy, IEEE Photonics Society, SPIE and OSA Student Chapters.

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.