Institute of Optics

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The Institute of Optics was founded after the reunification of the four universities including Zhejiang University, Hangzhou University, Zhejiang Agricultural University and Zhejiang Medical University in 1998. The major parts of the institute were originated from individual optics disciplines of the formal Zhejiang University and the formal Hangzhou University, which existed much earlier than the foundation of the institute. In 1981 and 1998, master and doctoral programs were, respectively, established with the approval of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council. The postdoctoral program was also established.


The Institute of Optics is an academic division in the department of Physics at Zhejiang University. It possesses the Key Discipline of Optics in Zhejiang Province, and makes contribution in the construction of National Key disciplines such as “theoretical physics”, “condensed matter physics” and “optical engineering” of Zhejiang University, and it is also a part of the State Key Laboratory of Modern Optical Instruments. Now the Institute of Optics has 10 full-time professors (including one academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, one Changjiang Scholar/National Distinguished Young Scholar, three 1000-youth talents), 4 associate professors, several postdoctoral fellows, nearly 25 doctoral students and 30 graduate students. The Institute of Optics has won many prizes from the Chinese Central Government and the Zhejiang Provincial Government, including The National Natural Science Prize, National Invention Prize, National Science and Technology Advancement Prize, and more than 10 Provincial Scientific Prizes. The institute focuses on laser physics, quantum optics, cold atoms, and new optical materials/metamaterials, from basic researches, new mechanisms, to their applications.

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Add: No. 12 Teaching Building, Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University, 38                   Zheda Rd, Hangzhou, 310027, P. R. China

Tel: +86-571-87953325

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