photonics engineer




Photonics engineers are concerned with the generation, transmission, transformation, and detection of light. They conduct research, design, assemble, test and deploy photonic components or systems in multiple application fields, from optical communications to medical instrumentation, material processing or sensing technology.

Alternative label

  • photonic technology engineering expert

  • photonic engineer

  • photonic technology engineering specialist

  • engineer in photonics

  • laser engineer

  • photonics engineering consultant

  • photonics engineering expert

  • photonic technology engineering consultant

  • engineer in photonic systems

  • photonic technology engineer

  • photonic technology engineering adviser

  • optical systems engineer

  • photonics engineering specialist

  • photonics systems engineer

  • photonic systems test engineer

  • photonics engineering adviser

  • engineer specialised in photonic systems

  • electro-optical engineer

Regulatory aspect

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Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

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