Optics and Photonics

Photonics-based techniques and approaches help enable scientists to design lasers, build high-performance solar cells and develop tomorrow’s telecommunications, to name just a few applications currently moving ahead in labs at the Institute of Microengineering.Photonics, or “light science,” goes hand in hand with many new technologies. It underlies any technique for emitting, detecting, modulating, transmitting, amplifying and converting optical signals.

Olivier Martin, director of the photonics PhD program: “Photonics isn’t an end in itself, but rather an enabling technology that you run into both in fundamental research and in concrete applications.”

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