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-efficient 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 an 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 with 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 defence. 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?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. 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 in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se