Curriculum of the Ph.D. Program

The Photonics Science and Engineering PhD Program is a jointly operated interdisciplinary program. The Curriculum is supported by the graduate courses available at the Departments of Chemistry, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Physics.

1. SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Name

Core/ Elective

Credit

ECTS Credits

PHOT 502/ PHOT 5xx Fundamentals of Photonics I* /Elective Core/Elective

(3-0)3

9/7

PHOT 504/ PHOT 5xx Quantum Photonics I*/Elective Core/Elective

(3-0)3

9/7

PHOT 510/ PHOT 5xx Ethical Issues İn Research Methods*/Elective Core/Elective (0-2)NC

7

Total ECTS (min) 25/21

2. SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Name

Core/ Elective

Credit

ECTS Credits

PHOT 601 Seminar Core

(3-0)NC

8

PHOT 503/ PHOT 5xx Fundamentals of Photonics II*/Elective Core/Elective

(3-0)3

9/7

PHOT 5xx Elective Elective

(3-0)3

7

PHOT 8xx Special Studies Core

(8-0)NC

4

PHOT 600 PhD Thesis Core

(0-1)NC

26

Total ECTS (min)

54/52

3. SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Name

Core/ Elective

Credit

ECTS Credits

PHOT 601 Elective Elective

(3-0)3

7

PHOT 503/ PHOT 5xx Elective Elective

(3-0)3

7

PHOT 5xx Special Studies Core

(8-0)NC

4

PHOT 8xx PhD Thesis Core

(0-1)NC

26

Total ECTS (min)

44

4. SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Name

Core/ Elective

Credit

ECTS Credits

PHOT 8XX Special Studies Core

(8-0)NC

4

PHOT 600 PhD Thesis Core

(0-1)NC

26

Total ECTS (min)

30

5. SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Name

Core/ Elective

Credit

ECTS Credits

PHOT 8XX Special Studies Core

(8-0)NC

4

PHOT 600 PhD Thesis Core

(0-1)NC

26

Total ECTS (min)

30

6. SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Name

Core/ Elective

Credit

ECTS Credits

PHOT 8XX Special Studies Core

(8-0)NC

4

PHOT 600 PhD Thesis Core

(0-1)NC

26

Total ECTS (min)

30

7. SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Name

Core/ Elective

Credit

ECTS Credits

PHOT 8XX Special Studies Core

(8-0)NC

4

PHOT 600 PhD Thesis Core

(0-1)NC

26

Total ECTS (min)

30

8. SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Name

Core/ Elective

Credit

ECTS Credits

PHOT 8XX Special Studies Core

(8-0)NC

4

PHOT 600 PhD Thesis Core

(0-1)NC

26

Total ECTS (min)

30

Core Courses

PHOT 502

Fundamentals of Photonics I* (3-0)3 / 9 ECTS

PHOT 503

Fundamentals of Photonics II* (3-0)3 / 9 ECTS

PHOT 504

Quantum Photonics I* (3-0)3 / 9 ECTS

PHOT 510

Ethical Issues in Research Methods* (0-2)None Credit / 7 ECTS

PHOT 600

PhD Thesis (0-1)NC / 26 ECTS

PHOT 601

Seminar (0-2)NC / 8 ECTS

PHOT 8XX

Special Studies (8-0)NC/ 4 ECTS

* If these courses were taken before they can be exempted.

Requirements of the Ph.D. program
The students should take at least 7 elective courses with credits and at least 5 of them must be PHOT5XX coded. The students with M.S. degrees must obtain at least 240 ECTS to graduate.
The students accepted to the Ph.D. program by B.S. degree should take at least 14 courses with credits and at least 10 of them should be PHOT5XX coded. Those students must obtain at least 300 ECTS to graduate.
The course listings for the various PhD Specialization Areas in Photonics are listed below.

Elective Courses

PHOT 505

Applied Photonics (0-6)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 506

Photonic Materials and Devices (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 507

Computational Photonics (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 508

Mathematical Methods in Photonics (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

Field 1 : Molecular Photonics and Photonic Devices

PHOT 511

Photophysics (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 512

Molecular Photonics (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 513

Molecular Electronics and Devices (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 514

Photovoltaics (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 515

Thin-film Transistors (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 516

Radiation Detectors (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 517

Organic Light Emitting Devices (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 518

Low-dimensional Methods (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

Field 2 : Quantum photonics and optical spectroscopy

PHOT 521

Quantum Photonics II (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 522

Optical Spectroscopy (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 523

Nonlinear Optics (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

Field 3 : Biophotonics and mediphotonics

PHOT 531

Biophotonics (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 532

Medical Photonics (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 513

Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

Field 4 : Laser engineering and photonic integrated circuits

PHOT 541

Lasers (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 542

Laser Engineering (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 543

Optical Instrumentation (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 544

Integrated Photonic Circuits (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

PHOT 545

Basics of Lighting (3-0)3 / 7 ECTS

 

For the students start to program with M.S. degrees

Total credit (min.): 21 / 240 ECTS
Number of courses with credit (min.): 7

For the students start to program with B.S. degrees

Total credit (min.): 42 / 300 ECTS
Number of courses with credit (min.): 14