Photonics at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences

OSC Research: Photonics

Read more about our cutting-edge research in the science of generating, controlling and detecting particles of light.

OSC's Optical Physics Specialty

OSC Research: Optical Physics

Nine different groups study the interactions of light with atoms, molecules and semiconductor systems in different contexts.

1967 OSC Group Photo - Tucson, AZ

Light Moments

In honor of OSC's history, we present a series of light-hearted articles about our earliest years.

Optical Engineering at the College of Optical Sciences

OSC Research: Optical Engineering

OSC's optical engineering leads the field in designing and fabricating highly specialized optics.

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Graduate Program Applications

The College of Optical Sciences is currently accepting applications for graduate programs.

OSC Colloquium Lecture Series

OSC Colloquium Lecture Series

A dynamic forum for the interchange of ideas in all areas of optics. Students, faculty and the public are invited to attend.

Image Science at the College of Optical Sciences

OSC Research: Image Science

Find out the latest developments within OSC's image science specialty.

OSC raises $12.5 million for scholarships

Optical Sciences Raises $12.5 Million for Scholarships

More than 270 donors raised $2.5 million in response to a $10 million challenge, establishing 27 new endowed scholarships.

OSC Meinel Building Donor Wall

Interviews with Those Making a Difference

In our new Etendue series, accomplished associates share their stories in their own words.



The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences is one of the premier educational and research institutions in optics and photonics worldwide. We focus on educating outstanding students with a broad foundation in all areas of optics and on providing practical experience and highly competitive technical skills. Our research program spans from optical engineering to fundamental optical physics, from photonics to image science, and provides unique opportunities to pursue cutting-edge applications of optics in real systems. Our graduates become professors, scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs, working in academia, industry, government and business around the globe.

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