Have you ever heard anything about the Master in Photonics?

Today I’m trying to give you a simple but detailed view of the photonics field, with all its application. In this way, you will have an idea about what you will study at DTU University in Denmark.


Let’s start from the pure definition…

We can define the science of photonics as The physical science of light (photon) generation, detection, and manipulation through emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification, and sensing”, (Wikipedia).

In simple words, Photonics focuses its researches on using the power of the light to generate photons and apply them in several production processes. It basically represents a new, precise and sustainable way to support specific industrial processes. Over the years, this field has been incredibly developed, increasing the range of areas where it can be enforced. Concluding, studies reveal this science has huge benefits in term of future generation advices, tools, services as well as scientific achievements.

Now that I gave you a clearer image of what photonics is, let’s check together fields of application and implementation.


Firstly, the field of Photonics covers all technical applications of light over the entire spectrum from ultraviolet to infrared light. Moreover, experts use lights from lasers in CD players to lightwave circuits and optical fibres.

Concluding, this science aims to understand the propagation and interaction between the light and matter. In this way, it’s possible to build up photonics devices and systems we can find in different fields and processes.

In a more detailed look, Photonics is applied in:

  • Biology & Medicine: specifically for food control, medical therapies, as well as diseases monitoring that, require accurate devices and technologies. Above all, Photonics supports improvements in wind farms and technologies to measure the efficiency of combustion processes. Moreover, humans started implementing this science to check carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere.
  • Innovative technologies: as mentioned before, this science represents an innovative way of developing new tools and technologies. Latter allows societies to face upcoming challenges and issues. For this reason, it appears in technological solutions based on replacing or at least decrease combustion processes. Furthermore, the propagation of light can be used to have safe communication against acts of terrorism.

Below you have other relevant fields where the science of Photonics is constantly implemented:

  • Aerospace technology
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Microtechnology, and Nanotechnology

 I have good news for you!

DTU University in Denmark is offering an innovative Master of Science in Photonics. What are you waiting for? Check out now our webinar and learn more about this MSc. In a more detailed look, Photonics Engineering is a “highly interdisciplinary MSc Programme concerned with fundamental physics of light and optical components as well as a wide range of applications which are essential to our high-tech society”.

Here I’m going to show you some of the career opportunities you might have by studying Photonics at DTU.

  1. Research & Development: since the science of Photonics is in constant evolution and development, you will be part of important discoveries and findings within the private industrial sector as well as the public domain.
  2. Industrial processes & Management: as mentioned above, this science is able to develop specific processes that require advanced technologies and tools to create products and goods.

Check out our Online Open Day – Discover the potentiality of studying the MSc in Photonics at DTU, Denmark!