Optical Physicist

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Scientists working in this field are interested in the study of the properties of light and its behaviour in relation to the eye and other physical objects. Their research may be used in the development of optical instruments such as telescopes and microscopes, in lasers and in fibre optic technology.

Employment opportunities may be found:

  • Teaching in universities
  • In medical equipment and imaging companies
  • Research and development in defence
  • In telecommunications companies working with cable and fibre optics

Optics is a field which shows sustained growth as constant developments are made in information technology. Competitiveness between companies for the next innovation helps to create a need for the best, most skilled graduates in both Australia and overseas. Graduates enter this field from both engineering and science backgrounds, though knowledge of both these areas along with computer and software training is highly regarded.