I am about to graduate with a physics Ph.D. My University is very strong in optics, photonics and electromagnetism, and even basic quantum mechanics (for topics like entanglement and solid state physics) but rather weak in nuclear physics. Thing is, nuclear physics has always fascinated me and I would like to opportunity to study it professional. Unfortunately, post-doctoral nuclear physics programs understandably want physicist who already have strong nuclear physics background, stronger than anything my University could provide. Naturally, failing to undertake Nuclear Physics research professional precludes gaining professional experience in this field necessary to resolve this situation. Any good suggestions on how to resolve this little catch 22? Any way I can get into nuclear physics with a background in electromagnetism, optics, laser, and to a lesser extent, plasma and quantum mechanics? Nuclear fusion almost seems like my best bet, seeing as inertial confinement fusion obviously requires extensive use of lasers and optics while magnetic confinement fusion involves electromagnetism and plasma physics. However, these programs don't seem to be doing so well, and unless I am mistaken, MIT is having to shut down their fusion reactor due to lack of funding. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.