Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University Bratislava

Optics, Lasers, and Optical Spectroscopy

Master's Degree Program





Usual duration:

2 years

Language of courses:


Program director:

prof. RNDr.Pavel Veis, CSc.


doc. RNDr. Mário Janda, PhD.
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Roch, Dr. techn.
Dr. Alicia Marín Roldán
doc. Mgr. Peter Čermák, PhD.

Related study programs: bachelor's degree programs Physics

Description of the Study Program

The graduate of the second degree of the study program Optics, Lasers and Optical Spectroscopy has a good overview of optics, laser physics, structure of atoms and molecules and optical spectroscopy, masters the mathematical apparatus, simulation methods and experimental techniques used in optics, laser physics and optical spectroscopy. He has basic theoretical knowledge and experimental experience in related specializations (solid state physics, electronics, vacuum physics, plasma physics, ...) necessary for his focus. He is able to apply his knowledge in the field of optics and lasers in related specializations and to solve interdisciplinary physical problems independently or in a team. The graduate is ready to work with as well as develop advanced software focused on the design of optical systems, experimental control and recording of experimental data from optical and laser diagnostic measurements. The graduate is able to creatively apply the acquired knowledge, can work with extensive literature and is able to acquire new knowledge.

What to Expect

The study program consists of three compulsory modules: Laser Physics, Optics and Optical Spectroscopy and Diploma Thesis, two blocks of compulsory elective courses: Experimental Physics and Practice and Lectures Oriented to Practice and one block of elective courses. By completing the module of compulsory subjects, the student will gain knowledge of the basics of laser physics, optics and optical spectroscopy. Students can obtain a total of 53 credits from compulsory subjects and another 16 credits for successfully defending a diploma thesis and passing the state exam in laser physics and optical spectroscopy. Another 66 credits are offered in two modules of compulsory elective courses, from which students must complete courses for at least 10 and 12 credits.

Profile subjects: Laser physics, Laser-generated plasma, Laser applications, laser processes and diagnostics, Analysis of surfaces and thin films using electromagnetic radiation, Optical spectroscopy, Design of optical systems and Fundamentals of laser spectroscopy.

Details on individual subjects of the study plan Optics, Lasers and Optical Spectroscopy are given in the information sheets, which are a separate appendix to this document. The information sheets detail all information on the form of the study, prerequisites, evaluation criteria, syllabi, syllabi and recommended literature.

Master’s Thesis

With the diploma thesis, the student has to demonstrate the ability to independently acquire theoretical and practical knowledge based on the current state of science and creatively apply, use and develop them. The final thesis will be prepared by the student under the guidance of the thesis supervisor. The supervisor of the final thesis will prepare a written report on the final thesis and propose its evaluation. The final work is assessed by the opponent. The opponent will prepare a written report on the final thesis and propose its evaluation.

Graduates' Career Opportunities

Due to the partially interdisciplinary nature of the study, the graduate of the second degree of the study program Optics, Lasers and Optical Spectroscopy has a wide range of applications in various areas of industry at home, in the EU or abroad, in research and development, where new progressive materials and technologies are used. , requires accurate laser diagnostics, the ability to use advanced software and electronic devices. The study of this program creates preconditions for continuing in the third degree of study in the study program Quantum Electronics and Optics and Optical Spectroscopy, or in related study programs.