Sensing Photonics Technologies

Students get knowledge of quantum electronics and laser techniques. They get skills of practical work with modern laser techniques and laser measurement equipment, the ability to carry out science research during the development of new laser measuring devices and systems.

Every year we examine and update our programs. 
Meet the improved version of the program "Laser Measuring Technology" now called "Sensing Photonics Technologies​"
The program code remains the same (12.04.01), students enrolled in "Laser Measuring Technology" are admitted to study under improved program "Sensing Photonics Technologies".

 Program presentation.

 Program booklet.

The structure of the degree program consists of advanced professional studies, elective studies, and a Masters Thesis.

As a result, we achieve the competitiveness of our graduates and their job placement in prestigious research institutes and firms.

Education process provides studying of following special subjects:

  • Wave Optics
  • Optical systems and components
  • Theoretical Principles of Quantum Devices
  • Laser systems
  • Fiber and Integrated Optics
  • Laser measurement systems
  • Methods and means of laser radiation control
  • Laser and fiber optic technology in navigation systems
  • Optoelectronics

The apprenticeship for appropriate educational-qualifying levels
Master – 2 years
Post-graduate courses – 3 years
Doctor of Science training – 3 years

The academic year includes 2 semesters, which begin on 1st September and 10th February, winter holidays 2 weeks, summer holidays 2 months (July, August). Master's Thesis defense is in June.

Educational programs of ETU "LETI" are constantly modernized, following a principle «Training through research». Graduates of our university receive new, profound knowledge and practical working skills.

They are demanded in the fields of science and industry!

The program is realized by Faculty of Information Measurement and Biotechnical Systems. Dean, D.Sc. in engineering, Professor Yuriy V. Filatov (

Abstracts of courses

1. Wave Optics

Physical basics of optical systems for data collection, storage, and transfer are presented. Primary attention is paid to the laws of light reflection, refraction, and propagation in anisotropic media. Light propagation in optical fiber and the idea of the optical fiber communication systems are described on this basis. Light interference, as well as some of its applications (interference measurement converters, interference filters, and demultiplexers), are considered. The idea of moving media optics and measurement converters on this basis is presented.

2. Optical Systems and Components

Contains the basic data on the principles of design, calculation, working out and adjustment of various optical systems. The basic types of imaging optical systems (telescopes, microscopes, camera lenses etc.), their features and the general properties are considered. Basics of the theory of the optical image and aberrations are presented. The basic types of non-imaging optical systems – lighters, projectors, various types of interferometers are considered also, and also the basics of optical photometry are considered. The course also presents the basics of optical materials and technology, including the processes of glass fabrication and optical crystals growth, the idea of glass and crystal processing (cutting, grinding, polishing and finishing). Main types of optical components (plates, prisms, wedges, spherical and aspherical lenses) are described. The information about optical films and coatings is presented. Finally, the idea of optical design, production and testing routines is presented.

3. Laser Technique

The fundamentals of quantum electronics and laser technique are presented, including the fundamental laws of light emission and absorption, the idea of the inversed (active) media and of the light amplification. Basic principles of laser cavities and their modes are outlined. Basic principles of laser generation are described in semiclassical approximation. Laser technique fundamentals are illustrated by the more detailed description of various specific kinds of lasers, including gas lasers (neutral atom, ion, molecular and excimer ones), solid-state lasers (glass and crystalline ones, including the Q-switched lasers and lasers with mode synchronization) and semiconductor ones.

4. Fiber and Tntegral Optics

Basic information about the principles of light propagation through optical fibers and waveguides is presented. Inter-modal and material dispersions in fibers are analyzed as well as their influence onto the rate of data transfer via fiber-optical communication lines (FOCL). Waveguide connectors, including the grating and prism type ones, are described. Two-channel directed splitters and other elements of integrated optics are considered as well as their use in FOCL. The means and methods of time and spectral multiplexing are analyzed. Modern schemes of FOCL architecture are considered. Diode light sources for FOCL applications are discussed. In addition, the fiber-optical sensors of various nature are considered.

5. Laser systems

Course "Laser system" contains information about physical fundamentals and design of modern laser systems. Requirements to laser systems, used in science and industry, are analyzed. Main characteristics and technical features of laser systems are presented. Applications of laser systems in the industry, environmental monitoring, optical communication, and biomedicine are discussed.

6. Methods and Means of Laser Radiation Control

The course presents the physical background of the devices, providing laser beam control and transformation. We consider the light polarization rotation and the basics of nonreciprocal devices on their basis; the nonlinear optical methods and devices for radiation frequency conversion. The course also presents the information about the light scattering, including the stimulated one and about the wavefront transformation and correction by means of adaptive optics and holography.

7. Optoelectronics

The course provides the theoretical background of the passive optoelectronic devices. We consider the main components of such devices like light sources and sensors, the basics of photometry, of the photosensors’ performance as well as the basics of evaluation of signal and noise amplitudes at the photosensor device output. Special attention will be paid to the practical implementation of the theoretical information.

8. Laser and Fiber Optic Technologies in Navigation Systems

The subject of the course is the study of fundamentals and main types of optical gyros, based upon the use of quantum electronics and waveguide technologies – namely, of laser and fiber optical gyros, as well as of the systems, providing technique implementation in the measuring apparatus, in the inertial navigation and movement control systems.

9. Laser measuring systems

The course is devoted to the physical background and principles of design of the laser measuring systems for evaluation of movement parameters like linear and angular movement, speed and acceleration. We consider the schemes and performance principles of modern laser measurement systems. Special attention is paid to the accuracy of such systems and to their efficiency improvement. The tendencies of technological development are considered.

Contact us

For support in registration, accommodations or any questions about the admission process, please contact International Students Office
For questions regarding programme content, please contact the programme coordinator Alexander A. Sevriugin