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Quantum optics grad school for a ee major

  1. Sep 20, 2014 #1
    I'm a EE major with a senior design project/thesis on developing FPGA based counting module for Photon Coincidence and Correlation Experiments. It's an interesting mix of Electronics, Digital System Design and Experimental Quantum Optics.
    I've had a course in QM, and done research internships in Analog Signal Processing and Embedded systems.
    I want to carry on studying this blend of QM, Optics, Electronics and DSP in my grad school. I've talked to a couple of people and all of them have advised not to apply to a Physics program, rather to a EE program with a strong optics component, or to an optics program. I've also been looking into Applied Physics programs, the likes of Cornell and Columbia.
    I'm in a quandary as to where to apply? Should I contact individual professors and ask them of my prospects? And will applying to Applied Physics programs without taking the Subject test hurt my chances?
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