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Physics and Astronomy Department

MS - Physics, Concentration in Modern Optics

The students in this concentration receive instruction in fundamental areas of physics and gain experience and knowledge in a wide range of subjects related to Modern Optics. All candidates are required to complete a thesis including the defense (Plan A) or take an oral comprehensive examination as culminating experience (Plan B)


Course Requirements

Graduate Competency in Writing0
At SJSU, students must pass the graduate competency in writing requirement. For information on the Competency in Writing Requirement, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/gcw.html.
Requirements of the Masters31
Core21
PHYS 120C. Advanced Physics Lab: Optics3
PHYS 168. Lasers3
PHYS 205. Advanced Dynamics3
PHYS 210. Electromagnetic Theory3
PHYS 230. Methods in Mathematical Physics3
PHYS 258. Optics3
PHYS 263A. Quantum Theory3
Culminating Experience10
Choose a Plan
Plan A (with Thesis)10
PHYS 220E. Modern Optics Lab2
PHYS 298. Research2
PHYS 299. Master's Thesis3
Complete one course from:
PHYS 208. Introduction to Electro-Optics3
PHYS 248. Optical Metrology3
PHYS 268. Laser Spectroscopy3
Plan B (without Thesis)10
PHYS 220E. Modern Optics Lab2
Complete two courses from:
PHYS 208. Introduction to Electro-Optics3
PHYS 248. Optical Metrology3
PHYS 268. Laser Spectroscopy3

Total Units:31