Photonics is the science and technology of generating and controling photons. The science of photonics includes the emission, transmission, amplification, manipulation, detection and utilisation of light.
Photonics is one of the most important key technologies for markets in the 21st century. The photonics industry plays a vital role in areas such as information and communication, lighting and manufacturing, security, space and defence, life science and health care.
We offer a programme in the four major photonics areas: 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 Devices and Component ( Nanophotonics, Communication, Optoelectronics, Solar Cells, etc).
This education program is coupled to world-leading research activities in optics, lasers and their applications, performed at the Lund Laser Centre (LLC). LLC is the largest unit in the Nordic countries within the field of lasers, optics and spectroscopy, and a large scale facility of the European Union, part of Laserlab-Europe. It has recently been selected as one of the 20 best research environments in Sweden, receiving a prestigious Linné grant.
Nanometer Structure Consortium at Lund University is another research center connected to the program.
IDEON science park is the best place for finding the carrier in industry, placed a walking distance to the campus.