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Photonic Sources and Components, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


  • The Photonic Sources and Components is offered by the Dodd-Walls Centre.
  • The Centre's research is conducted under four main themes divided between Photonic and Quantum Technologies.
  • The Photonic Technologies Theme concentrates on the control and manipulation of light. Our expertise in quantum optics, nonlinear optics and photonics will be used in two key areas of application: sensors and imaging, and optical sources and componentry.
  • Projects in the fields of laser sources and optical componentry include the development of new quantum-well laser diode sources for use in prototype OCT systems and of new mode-locked fibre lasers designed to operate at currently unavailable wavelengths. Such sources are of scientific interest, commercial value, and, importantly, will feed into the development of new sensors with potential applications in telecommunications, precision measurement and information processing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • Application deadline is 1 October 2019. Earlier applications will also be considered.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Period Doubling, Chaos and Stability in Mode-locked Lasers 
  • Coupled Cavity Dynamics in Photonic Crystals
  • Advanced Mode-locked  Fibre Lasers
  • Light Matter Interactions, particularly on the very short time (sub-50 ps) timescales.
For more information, please visit programme website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

To apply for a postgraduate scholarship, choose a potential supervisor from our list of DWC researchers or the list of specific projects below, and contact the researcher by e-mail, providing a CV and academic transcript and names of two referees.

For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

Living costs

  • Auckland, New Zealand

    1400 - 2200 NZD/month
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  • Wellington, New Zealand

    1000 - 2300 NZD/month
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  • Dunedin, New Zealand

    1000 - 2300 NZD/month
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  • Christchurch, New Zealand

    1300 - 2000 NZD/month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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