Photonics is the study of how individual particles of light or packets of electromagnetic energy behave, and the application of this theory to the technologies associated with the generation, manipulation, transmission, amplification and detection of photons.
Just as electronics was the dominant enabling technology of the last century, it is anticipated that photonics will be the dominant enabling technology of this century. Photonics is used in many industries, including telecommunications, health care and life sciences, optical sensing, defence, environmental monitoring, nanotechnology and commercial electronics.
Our Photonics program provides a solid physics background with an emphasis on optical physics to provide a strong understanding of the theory and application of photonics. You’ll receive hands-on exposure to optics, fibre optics, opto-electronics and optical networks. Courses in computing, digital electronics and analog electronics provide background for the interfacing, design and simulation of photonic systems.
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