Optical and Photonic Techniques with Applications in Research and Industry, 3 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • The course is cancelled.

    Autumn 2022, Evening, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 1 September 2022

    End date: 30 September 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-13118

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

Entry requirements: 120 credits in science/engineering with Quantum mechanics, Waves and Optics, Electromagnetism/Electromagnetism II. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 7,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 7,250

Please note: It is possible to follow the course at a distance. In that case communication between teachers and students is done using the learning management system and e-meeting tools. A computer with a stable internet connection and webcam is required.

About the course

Light is life. Optical and photonic technologies have transformed our society and in this overview course we will discuss the latest developments in optics and photonics. The course is broad and ranges from X-ray lasers and attosecond physics to optics of quantum materials and solar cells. The focus of the course is on active learning through discussions in small groups, work on research mini-projects and interactive self-study with specially designed optics apps. The course provides a broad overview of modern optics and applications in science and industry.

More information


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Box 516, 751 20 UPPSALA

Study counsellor

Email: studievagledare@physics.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21