• Photonics Lab
    Photonics Lab


The laboratory component supplements the courses and is designed to provide hands on experience in each of the research areas. The combination of the labs and courses are designed to either jump start a student into more advanced Ph.D. work or to prepare the scientist or engineer with the theoretical and practical background required for an academic or industrial career in Photonics.


The laboratories are in following areas:

  • Photonic Materials
  • Photonic Devices
  • Photonic Systems 


For 2011/2012 there will be enhanced laboratories based on generous PRTLI funding. These include a training fabrication facility and a training characterisation facility. For the first time in Ireland, MSc and PhD students will have access to a compound semiconductor fabrication facility. Here you will have the opportunity to make your own photonic devices. Also the new characterisation facility will have the required equipment and tools to characterise photonic materials, devices and systems.