Students are trained to do research and development in the field of laser and fiber optic systems. Skills to carry out research in the field of info-communications and to develop advanced optical communication systems are given. Practical skills are obtained during the research works.

Program profile. Major areas of expertise:

  • Basics of technology of optoelectronic devices;
  • Fiber-optic communication lines and systems;
  • Laser physics;
  • Optics and spectroscopy;
  • Info-communication technologies.

Key Points

  • Basic background and research experience in the field of modern fiber optic and laser systems;
  • Potential to R&D in the fields of laser physics and optics;
  • Analytical, critical and problem-solving skills;
  • Transferable skills, necessary for employment: initiative, decision making and ability to undertake further professional training.

Curriculum (General Modules)

Modules ECTS
Theory of Building Communication Systems and Networks 4
Laser Systems and Quantum Electronics 3
Information Processing. Optical Signal Processing. Space-Time Signal Processing 5
Devices and Components of Fiber-optic Telecommunication Systems 5
Fiber-Optic Systems and Sensors 4
Fundamentals of Quantum Optics 3
Light Propagation in Nonlinear Media 4
Methods of Simulation and Optimization 3
Spectroscopy of Materials for Laser Technologies 2
Theory of Electromagnetic Compatibility of Radioelectronic Facilities and Systems 3
Modern Information Technologies 3
Laser Technologies and Holography 3
Elective Courses (Practice on Laser and Fiber-Optic Technologies) 10
Humanitarian Module 8
Master’s Thesis and Research Work 60
Total 120

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s, Specialist’s or Master’s degree in a relevant area is required
  • English language proficiency - B+ (CEFR B2)
  • Exam Test in a relevant field of studies
  • Interview in English with a program coordinator (Skype option is available).

Program Partners

  • National Instruments (USA)
  • Schlumberger (France)
  • Corning (USA)
  • Lazer Zentrum Hannover (Germany)
  • Technical University of Munich (Germany)
  • Tsinghua University (China)
  • Vietnam Research Institute of Electronics, Informatics, and Automation (Vietnam)
  • A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute (Russia)
  • Concern CSRI Elektropribor (Russia)
  • Scientific Industrial Enterprise “Radar MMS” (Russia)

Additional Benefits

Staying in the most beautiful city of Russia - Saint-Petersburg - will reward you with an unforgettable experience!

Career Opportunities

Upon graduation of this course, one may pursue positions in R&D departments in international companies in the field of telecommunication and optic systems. There is also an option to continue studies and get a Ph.D.

Program taught in:
  • English

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