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

Academic year 2021/2022

  • Summer 2021, 50%, Distance learning

    Start date: 2 August 2021

    End date: 29 August 2021

    Application deadline: 15 March 2021

    Application code: UU-13030 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Flexible

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

    Outline for distance course: 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.

    Number of mandatory meetings: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings: 0

    Registration: 19 July 2021 – 2 August 2021

Entry requirements: 120 credits in Science and Engineering with Quantum mechanics, Waves and Optics, Electromagnetism/Electromagnetism II. English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("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

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

Telephone: 018-471 5952

Study Counsellor

Email: studievagledare@physics.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 35 21