Light Guide Photonics and Programmable Electronics International educational program ITMO University

Light Guide Photonics and Programmable Electronics

Partner University: Cyprus University of Technology

Place of Study: Russia, Cyprus
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science (ITMO University)
Duration: 2 Years, 120 credits
Language: English
Application Deadline: 15 July 2021
Admission Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in the field of Photonics, Fiber and Integrated Optics/Technology or equivalent, with excellent/good grades; upper-intermediate level of English*
Tuition Fee: 286,000 rubles per year for Russian students; 306,000 rubles per year for international students

Career options: the program is aimed at training highly qualified specialists in the field of nanomaterials and light guide photonics. Students and graduates do research and conduct projects in the field of the development of devices and systems based on fiber optics and programmable electronics.

We live in the information age, and it is no secret that modern technologies, which are based on advances in the field of laser photonics and optoelectronics, play a very important role in our lives. 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.

Almost all modern control and communication systems use programmable digital devices equipped with microcontrollers, signal processors and programmable logic integrated circuits.

The combination of photonics and electronics opens up new opportunities and allows for increasing the capabilities of modern devices, as well as creating technologies for transmitting terabit information flows over long distances, and conducting precision measurements in the remote places of our planet, on the ocean floor, underground, under conditions of the high temperatures and radiation. It is almost impossible to imagine our modern life without all these achievements. In order to develop such systems and maintain the efficiency of existing ones, one has to possess profound knowledge and skills in the field of photonics and electronics and this program is designed to help to acquire those.

The students will:

The main areas of activities:

Content of the Program

1st year
Photonics - 3 credits                                                         
Up-to-Date Production of Optical Fibers - 3 credits
Fiber and Integrated Optics - 3 credits
Specific Problems of Electronics - 5 credits                                               
Information and Measurement Systems Based on Fiber Optics Components - 7 credits
Electronics Based on Programmable Logic Integrated Circuits - 3 credits               
CAD Systems for Electronic Circuits - 3 credits
Practical Electronics - 3 credits
Precision Mechanics - 3 credits
Communication Networks and Commutation Systems - 3 credits
Application of Neural Networks - 2 credits
Methods for Statistical Processing of Experimental Data - 3 credits
Principles of Self-Operated Control Theory - 2 credits
Programmable Electronics for Fiber Optics Devices - 3 credits
Digital Signals Processing - 3 credits
Project Management - 2 credits
Nanotechnology of Photonic Inscription of the Bragg Gratings Into Photorefractive Optical Fibers - 2 credits
Acousto-Optic Conversion Devices and Their Applications - 2 credits
Raman and Mandelstam-Brillouin Scattering Within Optical Fibers - 3 credits
Basics of Modern Design - 3 credits
Up-to-date Systems of Packet Switching - 3 credits
2nd year
Practical Work - 54 credits
Thesis Preparation and Defense - 6 credits

* The applicants are required to pass entrance examination successfully. Please be informed that the double-degree option will be available only to the most successful students on a competitive basis.

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