M.Sc. Photonics  

Faculty of Physics  

Duration: 1.5 years  

Starts in: February  

Photonics is the science and technology of generating and controlling photons. The science of photonics includes the emission, transmission, deflection, amplification, manipulation, detection and utilisation of light. In principle, it enables the use of light in different areas that are essential to society and the economy. Photonics is of great importance in many industrial sectors and areas that use photonic technology for research, data- and telecommunication, business, education, security and defence, imaging, medicine, process control, biotechnology, quantum computation, energy generation, environmental sensing, etc. The two-year Master's program in the area of Photonics provides students with a unique opportunity to become familiar with the applications of light in fields that range from fundamental research to technological applications. Graduates of the program represent excellent knowledge in mathematics, physics, electronics, and information technologies and have high qualifications to work for various institutions. During studies, they may learn both: theory and practice, and they are following the core photonic courses as Electromagnetism Theory, Principles of Optics, Fourier Optics and Nonlinear Optics, as well as Optical Imaging Theory. The Faculty also offers advanced and specialised courses in optics and photonics covering all relevant fundamental research and applications, including training in lasers, optical and photonic crystal fibres, liquid crystal photonics, optical waveguides, displays, holography, optoelectronics, optical sensing, data and telecommunication, terahertz technology, new material technology, ultrafast and nonlinear optical phenomena, photovoltaics. The Photonics course offers advanced laboratories.  


Examples of modules:  

• Photonics  

• Optoelectronics  

• Principles of Optics  

• Fourier Optics  

• Wave Optics  

• Nonlinear Optics  

• Theory of Optical Imaging  

• Quantum Photonics  

• Optical Information  

• Solid State Optics  

• Laser Physics and Technology  

• Photonic Systems and Devices  

• Theory of Waveguides  

• Fiber Technology  

• Photonic Crystal Fibers  

• Liquid Crystal Photonics  

• Displays Technology  

• Holography  

• Photovoltaics  


Graduate profile:

Graduates are expected to be offered a broad range of future opportunities, including research in high technology companies, in particular, photonics related companies; research in academic laboratories and research institutes (possibly in a PhD context); development of new photonic products in the industry; technical support in a company for its products or services; technical marketing and sales. 

• Companies using modern optoelectronic and photonic technologies  

• Companies from the information technology and data communication sector.  

• Research and development laboratories of high-tech companies.  

• Research laboratories of universities, research institutes, and industry