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Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics

EOP Graduate Programs

In our electro-optics program, you can expect hands-on training in three optics labs, a significant choice of electives and the opportunity to compete for graduate co-op research jobs at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, local companies and the state of Ohio.

Plan of Study

Click here to go to the University Catalog with overview and courses for the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Electro-Optic programs.


Our challenging courses complement our unparalleled research opportunities, including our laser radar curriculum through our LiDAR and Optical Communications Institute (LOCI). We offer 20 dedicated electro-optics labs on campus and have access to research and development facilities at the University of Dayton Research Institute, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and local industries to provide you with a path to success. 

Research Centers and Selected Labs

Areas of Research

  • Digital and dynamic holography
  • Optical information processing
  • Polarization engineering
  • Thin-film optical engineering
  • LiDAR and free-space optical communications
  • Nanophotonics and metamaterials
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Si photonics
  • Optical Lithography

Electro-Optics and Photonics, Dr. Andrew Sarangan, Department Chair

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2951