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Photonics and Optical Engineering

A physics student gives a photoncis laser demonstration

With a degree in Photonics and Optical Engineering from Bridgewater State University, you will solve challenges and design solutions using the next wave in technology – light! Your degree will help you design novel lasers and laser applications, create new chemical and biological sensors, and revolutionize transportation and telecommunications. You might even play a role in the next generation of quantum computing.

At BSU, you will use the newest and most advanced undergraduate-only photonics and optics facilities in New England. Think hands-on with lasers, fiber-optics and Photonic Integrated Chips in cutting edge labs for engineering design, fundamental physics and optical biophysics. These labs include:

  • Laser lab for laser and optical cooling and trapping of atoms
  • Optical tweezers lab for DNA and cancer research
  • Photonics and optical research lab for PIC component and source characterization
  • New advanced fiber optics, nonlinear and quantum optics experiments

Photonics Stories

Photonics programming unveiled
State grant helps BSU enter burgeoning field

Laying the Groundwork
Students play key role in development of photonics and optical engineering at BSU

Lighting the Future
High-tech employers excited about photonics programs

Photonics and Optical Engineering Faculty Hired
Additions needed as first engineering program rolls out

Speeding Towards the Future
Bartlett College seeking to play leading role in photonics revolution

Engineering, Photonics Programs Planned for 2020
Draper Laboratory officials visit campus to talk careers and more

Training the High-Tech Workers of the Future
MIT grant enables BSU to offer photonics certification program

Leading Light
MIT summer internship opens door for physics and math major

Dr. Ed Deveney
"We already have established quite strong connections with optics and photonics-related industries and a large number of BSU physics majors are fully employed and part of this economy. BSU’s physics department is quietly already known for and part of the ecosystem providing outstanding graduates in this developing area."
Dr. Ed Deveney
Professor of Physics

Photonics and Optical Engineering Programs