Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
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: 675,00 EUR (6th class, 1st level)
  • after successful completion of the qualification exam: 786,50 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 2019/2020

More detailed information about Thesis Topics

  • Optical spectroscopy and imaging of discharges in capillary tubes
    (školiteľ doc. Dr. Karol Hensel, PhD.), forma štúdia: denná
  • Optical diagnostic of electrical discharges in contact with water
    (školiteľ doc. Dr. Mário Janda, PhD.), forma štúdia: denná
  • Radiative pressure on cosmic dust particles: spectral effects
    (školiteľ RNDr. Miroslav Kocifaj, PhD.), forma štúdia: denná
  • Optical visualisation of Plasma-liquid interactions and transport through plasma-liquid interface in aerosols and liquid films
    (doc. Dr. Zdenko Machala, PhD.), forma štúdia: denná
  • Modelling and Development of Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer for LIBS application
    (školiteľ prof. Dr. Pavel Veis, CSc.), forma štúdia: denná
  • Optical Diagnostics of Dust Produced by Laser Ablation  of Fusion-Related Materials
    (školiteľ prof. Dr. Pavel Veis, CSc.), forma štúdia: denná
  • Molecular Spectroscopy of Laser-Induced  Plasma in Oxygen and Hydrogen Atmosphere
    (školiteľ prof. Dr. Pavel Veis, CSc.), forma štúdia: denná
  • Simultaneous Vacuum UV and UV-NIR  Spectroscopy for Thin Layers  Analysis and Depth Profiling
    (školiteľ prof. Dr. Pavel Veis, CSc., konzultant Dr. A. Marín-Roldán), forma štúdia: denná
  • Study of the discharge in liquid using optical diagnostic methods
    (školiteľ doc. RNDr. Anna Zahoranová, PhD.), forma štúdia: denná
  • Nonlinear propagation of femtoseocnd pulses in new generation of dual-core optical fibers
    (školiteľ Mgr. Ignác Bugár, PhD.), forma štúdia: denná