EE majors may take photonics courses for EE elective credit, or may follow requirements to earn a Concentration in Photonics – which is listed on the diploma.
View a sample Photonics Concentration flowchart (2021-2022).
Photonics is using light energy to do work: sensing, imaging, communication. Photonics entails the control of photons in making systems faster, more efficient and more accurate, in a wide range of applications from energy generation to detection to communications and information processing. Robotic sensing and vision, space photography, medical instrumentation, imaging, and satellite communication are a few areas using photonics.
Students study laser systems, optics, and the control of photons/light.
EE2190, Introduction to Photonics, offered spring semesters.
EE3190, Optical Sensing and Imaging, Spring semesters. Prereq: MA3521/20; JR/SR.
EE3290, Photonic Material, Devices, and Applications, Spring semesters. Prereq: EE3140 or EE3090 or PH2400.
EE4490, Laser Systems and Applications, check schedule for semester offered. Pre-req: EE3140.
Companies hiring MTU photonics majors include Raytheon, NAVSEA and CRANE. To add the Photonics Concentration, submit a request in MyMichiganTech curriculum changes .
Photonics elective courses (6 credits minimum with the concentration): BE4250,BE4410,EE4240,EE4252, EE4253, EE4290, MSE/PH4292, PH3410,PH4510,PH4640
- Dr. Durdu Guney, EERC 729, dguney@
- Dr. Chris Middlebrook, EERC 628, ctmiddle@