Postgraduates Studies in Optics

 The Optics department was created in 1972, just after the foundation of INAOE. The postgraduate programs, Master and Doctorate in Sciences with a specialty in Optics, are the oldest at the INAOE. According to the standards of excellence of the CONACYT, both programs are classified as International Competition, which is heights level within this classification. 
The researchers staff accounts 37, all of them with well-defined lines of scientific and technological research. Furthermore, they have clear academic commitment to students enrolled in the INAOE postgraduate courses. 84% of the researchers belong to the National System of Researchers, of which 55% are National Researchers Level 2 and 3, while 8% are Fellows of the Optical Society of America.

 The mission of the researchers, from the Optics department, stands on: performing cutting-edge research, conduct applied research aimed at satisfying the needs of the society and to train human resources capable of solving scientific and technological problems of high relevance.
All of the above within the following research topics: 



Optical Instrumentation and Metrology

Quantum Optics 

Statistical Optics 

Physical Optics 


Image Processing 

The infrastructure is composed of more than twenty laboratories equipped to achieve experimental optics, two laboratories for students’ practices, a certified laboratory for spectrophotometry and colorimetry, a mechanical workshop, and an optics workshop capable to produce conventional and unconventional optical components for research, teaching and technological applications. 






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