Photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling, and detecting light. Photonics is of increasing importance to our society, as illustrated by the 2009 and 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. Optical fibre communication, which relies on optical fibres combined with several other photonics devices, forms the backbone of today’s information technology. Light emitting diodes provide bright and energy saving white lamps for tomorrow’s lighting. Our programme offers education in the main areas of photonics: engineering (generation and manipulation of light), communication (transport of information by optical and microwave techniques), diagnostics (utilisation of light in industry, health care, etc.) and component technology (nanophotonics, optoelectronics, solar cells, etc). Our programme provides in-depth understanding of optics and laser technology, practical experience of optical design, practical experience in an optics and laser laboratory, and in-depth knowledge of some of the main photonics applications (e.g. communication or biophotonics).
This education programme is coupled to world-leading research activities in optics, lasers and their applications, performed at the Lund Laser Centre. NanoLund, with an active research area in applied photonics, is another research centre connected to the programme.
For information on specialisations and elective courses, see www.fysik.lu.se/english/education/start-studying/masters-programme
Employment opportunities exist in many areas. Applications of photonics include light detection, telecommunications, information processing, illumination, metrology, spectroscopy, medicine, laser material processing, robotics and defense. The photonics industry is in rapid expansion worldwide. In addition, two international research facilities create opportunities for photonics engineers in Lund – MAX IV, a synchrotron radiation laboratory that opened in Lund in June 2016, and ESS, the European Spallation Source that is currently under construction.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Physics-Photonics
Why Lund University?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Rankings 2017/2018, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.
If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.
The University is located in Lund – a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated November 9, 2017