Photonics Engineer

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Photonics engineers are involved in the design, production and utilisation of innovative laser and fibre optic technologies. They may be concerned with modulating, controlling and measuring the properties of light. Refining the purity of optical fibres or developing manufacturing techniques. Areas of specialisation include:

  • Telecommunications
  • Defence
  • Medical diagnostic instruments
  • The laser industry - responsible for processing industrial resources

Professionals working in this field may be employed in house by innovate technology companies, the mining and resource industry, specialist scientific instrumentation manufacturers and telecommunications providers. They also may find employment with specialist consulting companies who outsource on a contract/project basis.