Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University Bratislava

Quantum Electronics, Optics and Optical Spectroscopy

Doctoral Degree Program


(Quantum Electronics and Optics - until 31.8.2019)


full time / external

Usual duration:

full time form 4 years, external form 5 years

Program director:

prof. RNDr. Pavel Veis, CSc.

Related study programs: master's degree programs  Optics, Lasers, and Optical Spectroscopy

Description of the Study Program

In this study program, students acquire knowledge in the field of lasers and optical spectroscopy which form the basis of many of today's modern technologies which are crucial for the development of telecommunications, optoelectronics, microelectronics and nanotechnology. Furthermore, students master laser technology in combination with related vacuum and plasma technologies, generation of the laser radiation, and the applications of lasers in the study of nonlinear properties of materials (microstructure optical fibers), and explore new aspects of holography and interferometry. Ultrasensitive optical spectroscopy methods from the vacuum UV through near-IR region of the spectrum give our graduates skills for application in the detection of trace elements, radicals and molecules in the environment, in medicine, pharmacy, criminology, civil defense as well as the detection of drugs, explosives and narcotics.

Doctoral Scholarships

Full-time doctoral students who have permanent residency in the European Union are entitled to receive a scholarship for the entire standard duration of their studies. The scholarships are paid starting on the date of enrollment. The scholarship is determined in accordance with the tables included in the Law no. 553/2003 Z.z. as follows: 

  • prior to completion of the qualification exam: 807,50 EUR (6th class, 1st level)
  • after successful completion of the qualification exam: 940,50 EUR (7th class, 1st level)

Scholarships are not subject to taxes or other fees.

Doctoral studies are considered an equivalent to full time employment and in the majority of cases cannot be combined with another employment. Job holding applicants who intend to keep their job are advised to apply for the external (distance) form of doctoral studies. Doctoral students enrolled in the regular form are expected to participate in teaching activities such as conducting recitations or exam grading, in accordance with the needs of their corresponding departments.

Thesis Topics for Academic Year 2022/2023

  • Dual-color nonlinear steering of femtosecond pulses in new generation of dual-core optical fibers
    supervisor: Mgr. Ignác Bugár, PhD./doc. RNDr. Dr.techn. Tomáš Roch
  • Application of new laser technologies in the spectroscopic studies of “small” molecules
    supervisor: Dr. Peter Čermák, PhD.
  • Optical monitoring of the diffusion process of nanoparticles in the far field
    supervisor: Mgr. Milan Držík, CSc., PhD./ prof. Dr. Pavel Veis, CSc.
  • Study of fs, ps and ns laser ablation for quantitative LIBS analysis of materials related to thermonuclear synthesis
    supervisor: Mgr. Milan Držík, CSc., PhD./ prof. Dr. Pavel Veis, CSc.
  • Optical spectroscopy and imaging of discharges in material cavities
    supervisor: doc. Dr. Karol Hensel, PhD.
  • Optical diagnostics of nonthermal plasma/water interface
    supervisor: doc. Dr. Mário Janda, PhD.
  • Modeling diffuse tilted irradiance under broken cloud arrays
    supervisor: RNDr. Miroslav Kocifaj, PhD.
  • Intense circumsolar brightness due to aerosol microphysics
    supervisor: RNDr. Miroslav Kocifaj, PhD.
  • The spectrum of the sky-glow and its connection with the main sources of light pollution
    supervisor: doc. RNDr. František Kundracik, CSc.
  • Application of advanced X-ray scattering methods and LIBS in the vacuum UV range in the analysis of thin layers of boride materials
    supervisor: doc. RNDr. Dr.techn. Tomáš Roch
  • Element trace analysis and characterization of Li-based battery materials by LIBS
    supervisor: Dr. Alícia Marín Roldán
  • Molecular Spectroscopy of Laser-Induced  Plasma in Oxygen and Hydrogen Atmosphere
    supervisor: Dr. Alícia Marín Roldán
  • Use of optical diagnostic methods in the study of the interaction of low-temperature plasma with biological material
    supervisor: doc. RNDr. Anna Zahoranová, PhD. / Konzultant: RNDr. Veronika Medvecká, PhD.