Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
of the Comenius University in Bratislava

Quantum Electronics, Optics and Optical Spectroscopy

Doctoral Degree Program


Quantum Electronics and Optics


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: 595,00 EUR (9th class, 1st level)
  • after successful completion of the qualification exam: 693,50 EUR (10th 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 2018/2019

  • Investigation of plasma-liquid interactions in aerosols and bulk liquids by advanced optical/electrical diagnostics and related properties of the plasma activated water
    (školiteľ doc. RNDr. Zdenko Machala, PhD.)
  • Characterization of tungsten alloys for divertor walls in nuclear reactors using CF-LIBS method and retention monitoring of D fusion fuel in the walls of the ITER thermonuclear reactor
    (školiteľ prof. Dr. Pavel Veis, CSc./ Dr. A. Marín-Roldán)
  • Study of liquids by surface-assisted LIBS and neural networks combination
    (školiteľ prof. Dr. Pavel Veis, CSc./ Dr. A. Marín-Roldán)
  • The study of selfabsorption and its influence on the spectral lines profiles in laser induced plasma
    (školiteľ prof. Dr. Pavel Veis, CSc./ Mgr. M. Horňáčková, PhD.)

Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences:

  • Perovskite solar cells modified by 2-D nanomaterials - forma štúdia: denná
    (supervisor: RNDr. Eva Majková, DrSc.)
  • Advanced engineering of perovskite materials – from bulk to quantum dots - forma štúdia: denná
    (supervisor: Dr. rer. nat. Peter Šiffalovič, PhD.)