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What Field of Physics?

  1. Oct 2, 2016 #1
    What field of physics would communications / photonics fall under? My university does research in Astronomical Physics, Biological Physics, Biomedical Physics, Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Experimental Nuclear and Particle Physics, Theoretical Particle Physics and String Theory, Mathematical Physics, and Neuroscience Physics. Sorry for the long list but I was just curious about which field of research (if any of them) would correlate to photonics / communications physics. Thanks.
     
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  3. Oct 2, 2016 #2

    Orodruin

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    None of those fields strike me as one that would do photonics.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2016 #3

    Drakkith

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    I believe photonics is a branch of optical sciences.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2016 #4

    Fervent Freyja

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    The most likely out of your list is probably Condensed Matter Physics...
     
  6. Oct 3, 2016 #5
    Okay, thanks for the responses!
     
  7. Oct 3, 2016 #6
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    Photonics is a branch of optical.

    More applied than fundamental at that end. Odds are you'll publish in the optics and comms journals, not Phys Rev A.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2016 #7

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    No, I'm a student at Virginia Tech.
     
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