Quantum Electronics and Photonics

Quantum Electronics and Photonics

The master's program "Quantum Electronics and Photonics" is focused on the latest trends in the field of applied photonics, quantum electronics, quantum technologies, microwave photonics, photovoltaics, and solar energy technologies.

Main details

Program code 11.04.04. Electronics and nanoelectronics
Language of instructions English
Study mode Full time
Credits 120 ECTS
Duration 2 years (4 semesters)
Faculty Faculty of Electronics
Department Photonics
Location Professor Popov Street, building 5, St. Petersburg, Russia
Head of the educational program Prof. S.A. Tarasov, DSc, Head of the Department of Photonics at ETU "LETI"
Program coordinator Valentina Pukhova, PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Photonics at ETU "LETI"
Tuition fee per semester 262 000 ₽ | 3 150 € | 3 400 $

Why students choose ETU "LETI"

ETU “LETI” is a university with deep historical roots that is famous for its fundamental approach to training. It was established in 1886 and became the first university in Europe to specialize in electrical engineering. Each student can reach out and touch history and even join it.

Go down your own personalized learning path, study in small groups of maximum 15 people (except for Computer Science programs), enjoy the support of your tutor and work directly your research supervisor. The university does all of that to help ETU “LETI” students achieve even the boldest dreams.

No matter what program you are enrolled at, you can take part in academic mobility and apply to double degree programs.

The ETU “LETI” campus is located in the center of Saint Petersburg near the Botanical Garden and Karpovka River Embankment. Many interesting sights are within walking distance. The metro station is 10 minutes away from the campus.

Each program invites overseas professors from world top-ranked universities to share experience and knowledge. These lecturers get engaged in the learning process by holding lectures, workshops and cases.

ETU “LETI” is included in the largest university rankings such as THE, QS, Forbes, The Three University Missions, RAEX, Webometrics, etc. It is also among the leaders in the subject rankings that correspond with its priority research areas. The university prides itself to being the best in graduate employment. 90% of all ETU “LETI” graduates are hired before receiving their degrees.

University researchers have several dozen patents registered every year. The university has 3 research institutes, 16 education and research schools and a Technopark. The Technopark is comprised of the Youth Innovation Center and Technopark Business Incubator.

Upon enrolling at ETU “LETI”, students realize that they are not alone. A team of tutors helps international students adapt and answers their questions. Our staff are in contacted with students almost 24/7 and are always ready to help.

The university considers all-round training of its students a top priority. We have 20 sports groups and 11 creative teams with professional educators at their helm for you to join and unlock your talents. You can also participate in competitions. Moreover, the university organizes theme parties, festivals, free city and suburb tours for its international students.

About the program

The master's program "Quantum Electronics and Photonics" is focused on the latest trends in the field of applied photonics, quantum electronics, quantum technologies, microwave photonics, photovoltaics, and solar energy technologies. Students get acquainted with underlying physical principles, materials science aspects, system design, manufacturing technologies and equipment of modern photonics. The curriculum pays special attention to quantum communication technologies and integrated photonics.

First semester

  • Computer Technology and Simulation in Electronics
  • Russian / Foreign Language
  • Foundations of Scientific Research
  • Materials for Photonics and Photovoltaics
  • Problems of Modern Electronics
  • Integrated and Fiber Optics
  • Elective course: Photodetectors and Photovoltaic Devices
  • Elective course: Light Emitting Diodes
  • Elective course: Semiconductor Lasers

Second semester

  • Micro- and Nanotechnology Processes
  • Microprocessor Techniques
  • Russian / Foreign Language
  • Advanced Photonics
  • Elective course #1: Solid State Microwave Electronics and Microwave Photonics
  • Elective course #1: Renewable Solar Energy
  • Elective course #1: Advanced Laser Systems
  • Elective course #2: Elements of Photonic Integrated Circuits
  • Elective course #2: Elements and Devices of Functional Electronics and Microwave Photonics
  • Economical Elective course (Commercialization of Research and Development Results/Foreign Economic Activity of Organizations)

Third Semester

  • Russian / Foreign Language
  • Elective course #1: Quantum materials (in collaboration with Russian Quantum Center)
  • Elective course #1: Metrology of Photodetectors and Photovoltaic Devices
  • Elective course #2: Quantum materials (in collaboration with Russian Quantum Center)
  • Elective course #2: Technology of Photodetectors and Photovoltaic Devices
  • Elective course #3: Laser Technologies
  • Elective course #3: Lidar Technologies and Systems
  • Elective course #4: Diagnostics of Electronics and Microwave Photonics Materials
  • Elective course #4: Characterization Techniques for Photonic and Photovoltaic Materials

Fourth Semester

  • Practice and Internships at Partners facilities
  • Master Thesis Preparation and Defense
  • Laboratory of Fiber and Integrated Optics
  • Laboratory of Solar Heterostructure Photovoltaics named after Nobel Prize laureate Professor Zhores Alferov
  • Laboratory of Organic Photosensitive Structures
  • Laboratory of Microwave Photonics and Magnonics (LMPM) named after Professor B.A. Kalinikos
  • Perovskite solar cells laboratory
  • Laboratory of Agri-Photonics.

This program focuses on the research, design and production of modern photonics devices and systems and in particular:

     
  • Photodetectors based on non-organic and organic materials.
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  • Solid-state and semiconductor lasers.
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  • Laser systems and Laser technologies.
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  • Fiberoptics, Integrated photonics, Photonic integrated circuits (PIC).
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  • Solar photovoltaics (silicon and perovskite), Renewable solar energy.
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  • Photonics for quantum computing and communications.
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  • Microwave photonics.
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  • Biophotonics and Agri-Photonics.
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  • Nonophotonics.
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Postgraduate Opportunities

Master’s program graduates can continue their studies at the post-graduate level in the same department and apply for English language PhD program Photonics (program code 2.2.7).

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Campus tour

LETI is 130 years old and University campus is almost 110 years old. During its history all lecture halls, research laboratories, conference halls, gym halls, libraries and canteens were built by famous architects.

For example, the oldest building on-campus was built in Art Nouveau style in 1903 by A.N. Vekshinsky as a front facade of the University. There is a library with 1.2 million editions including priceless publications presented to the University by Emperor Alexander III, as well as spacious lecture halls and some laboratories.

Memorial Museum of A.S. Popov, the inventor of radio and the first elected director of ETU, is also located on-campus. It includes professor's memorial museum-laboratory and his memorial flat. There is a cozy garden in the court yard where students can have a rest between classes.

LETI can offer a wide variety of canteens for students that suit every taste and budget.

Unique architecture of LETI campus, its conveniences and a good location make student life more comfortable and enjoyable.

Campus life

The campus of St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" consists of 13 buildings located in the historic city center on Aptekarsky Island. The university welcomes its guests with its famous Art Nouveau-style facade, built in 1903.

Living expenses

Thinking of studying with us? Expect to spend between 25 000 and 50 000 RUB per month on living expenses. This includes rent but not tuition fees.

Costs are roughly as follows:

  • One visa extension: 1600 RUB a year/semester
  • Insurance: 5500 RUB per year
  • Housing:
    • dormitory – about 2500 RUB a month
    • rented apartment – about 25 000 RUB a month
  • Living expenses:
    • groceries: 10 000 - 15 000 RUB per month
    • social life: 2000 - 5000 RUB per month
  • Public transport: about 1500 RUB per month

Russian Currency
The Russian ruble (RUB/₽) is the currency of the Russian Federation. 1 ruble is 100 kopeks. Coins in circulation are 1, 5, 10 and 50 kopeks, as well as 1, 2, 5 and 10 rubles. Banknotes in circulation are 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 rubles.

Admission. Step by step

  • Every year, our master’s program accepts up to 20 students from Russia and worldwide by both fee-based and scholarships (refer to Open Doors and the Russian Government Scholarships). In addition, waivers are offered by a contest based on achievements.
  • Application is open around the year.
  • Term of enrollment: Fall term (1st of September).
  • English proficiency level is intermediate or higher.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply for our program if they have completed their bachelor’s degree or enrolled in the final semester of a bachelor’s program in Science or Engineering such as Bioengineering, Mechanical and Electrical engineering, or any equivalent.
  • Application requirements
    • Transcript.
    • CV/resume.
    • Recommendation letters are welcomed but not required.
  • The first application stage is conducted online through the admission office (contact information is mentioned below). The second stage includes an interview with the program coordinator.

Application documents

  • Copy of the diploma and transcript of records
  • Copy of national passport (valid for more than 18 months from the estimated date of arrival)
  • Copies of notarized translations into Russian of the passport, diploma and transcript of records
  • 6 photos 3x4
  • Medical certificates of overall health and HIV tests results

For Master’s Degree programs:

Certificate of English proficiency (for non-native English speakers only) NB! Send documents via master@etu.ru

For PhD candidates:

  • motivation letter
  • research topic description
  • a list of achievements

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via 2343553@mail.ru (master@etu.ru)

Copy of the diploma
and transcript of records

Copy of national
passport

Copies of notarized
translations into Russian
of the passport, diploma
and transcript of records

6 photos 3x4

Medical certificates

Contacts

Mon.-Fri.: 10:00-17:00 (admission 10:00-16:30)
+7 (812) 234-35-53
master@etu.ru

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