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University of Strathclyde: Photonics

Institution University of Strathclyde View institution profile
Department Physics
Telephone 0141 548 3623
Study type Taught


Optics and photonics are considered to be one of the most important key enabling technologies of the 21st century. The term "Photonics" stresses that the particle aspects of light are crucial in the generation, manipulation, transmission and detection of light and its applications. The course provides the opportunity to explore and master a large range of photonic technologies, enabling you to put devices in the context of an optical system and/or application. The course is based on the strong record of photonic technologies across research divisions in the Department of Physics in collaboration with:

Optics Division (Physics) Plasma Division (Physics) Nanoscience Division (Physics) Institute of Photonics Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering You’ll put the knowledge gained in the taught components to use in a cutting-edge research project.


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Founded in 1796 as 'a place of useful learning', the University of Strathclyde has around 30,000 students from more than 140 nations. A leading international technological university, we are located in the heart of Glasgow - one of the UK’s largest cities.

We have been delivering academic excellence through world-class research and teaching, providing students with flexible, innovative learning in preparation for their chosen career path for more than 200 years.

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