We live in the information age, and it is no secret that modern technologies, which are based on advances in the field of photonics and electronics, play a very important role in our lives. Photonics is in many ways similar to electronics but instead of electrons, it uses the quanta of the electromagnetic field, photons. Photonics covers a wide range of optical, electro-optical and optoelectronic devices and their various applications from transmitting information via optical fibers to creating new sensors that modulate light signals in accordance with the slightest changes in the environment.
Modern devices should be extremely flexible and tunable in order to meet rapidly changing requirements. That is why almost all modern control and communication systems use programmable digital devices equipped with microcontrollers, signal processors and programmable logic integrated circuits.
The symbiosis of photonics and electronics opens up new opportunities and allows developers to enhance the capabilities of modern devices, create technologies that allow for transmitting terabit information flows over long distances, and conduct precision measurements in the remotest places of our planet: on the ocean floor, underground, at high temperatures and radiation. It is almost impossible to imagine our life without all these achievements. To maintain and develop these areas, one has to possess knowledge and skills in the field of photonics and electronics, and this program is aimed at giving students this knowledge.