Overview

Photonics engineers create and improve systems and products that use photonics—lasers, optics, fiber optics, and imaging. They check for efficiency by testing to see if the system functions properly. Photonics engineers shape modern technology by developing experimental products that will eventually be perfected for daily use, including new solar-powered cells for electronics and manufacturing.

From creating new and exciting photonic inventions to writing research proposals and reports, photonics engineers spend their working hours immersed in science and technology that will change the face of the world as it is now.

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