Training by research
Experimental lesson for students
The master program is intended to be a continuation program for students with a Bachelor's degree in science or engineering, and consists of 18 months of study over three semesters. The main aim of this program are to provide a comprehensive understanding of the theory, design and fabrication of the photonic devices and circuits, a solid expertise in computer aided design tools dedicated to photonic and optoelectronic devices, specialization in the photonic devices fabrication technology and also in optical communications networks .
The first semester is devoted to courses in materials and devices with photonic band gap, optoelectronic techniques for materials investigation, tunable laser devices, tunable laser devices (24 credits). The second semester is devoted to the specialization in the photonic devices fabrication technology (courses and disertation – 37 credits), and the third semesters is devoted to the specialization in the optical communications networks (courses and disertation – 30 credits).
The modules and the courses content is established by CCO-UPB in co-operation with the researches from IMT-Microphotonics Lab, and it will be continuously up-dated. Active learning is a key element of this program and is expected to increase student motivation and retention.
The activity in UPB is focused mainly on theoretical courses and training by research in optical communications. As CCO-UPB is not equipped with the all necessary equipment, the hands-on training in micro-nanophotonic devices is performed in IMT.
The hands-on training in IMT includes the following topics:
- Methods and techniques for modeling/simulation and design
- Processes of nano and micro configuration compatible with integrated electronics and optoelectronics in order to integrate optical components in complex micro/nanosystems.
- Specific processes for the integration with other components of integrated optics (waveguides and photonic circuits) and integrated optoelectronics scale.
- Techniques of microphysical and functional characterization.
education, training and research all blend together, the goal being to create not only good researchers, but also good management leaders. Individual PhD programs are developed according to the students’ preferences and the existing research program. In choosing specific areas for each student is very important to balance the curiosity driven research (student preferences) and applications driven research.
Research activities cover the following areas include:
- novel materials for photonics, including polymers and hybrids with controllable properties, photonic crystals and metamaterials
- mixed technologies for photonics
- guided-wave optics and devices
- diffractive optical elements