Photonics Minor

Photonics Minor

Photonics

Minor

The photonics minor provides the core set of knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the rapidly growing opportunities in optical science and engineering.

Offered by the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering.

Photonics is a broad discipline and encompasses lasers, imaging, fiber optics, night vision, and remote sensing among others. Cadets enrolled in the photonics minor will use cutting-edge research and study the production and harnessing of ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light.

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering.

Required Courses

  • EE362 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS
  • EE483 PHOTONICS ENGINEERING  
  • PH384 APPLIED OPTICS 
  • PH485 LASER PHYSICS

Sample Electives

  • PH365 MODERN PHYSICS 
  • PH489 ADV INDIV STUDY IN PHYSICS
  • EE480 OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS
  • EE489 ADV IND STUDY IN ELECT ENGR

To learn more, view the full Photonics Minor Curriculum.

Cadets in this minor have the opportunity to work with the West Point Photonics Research Center on photonics related research with a focus on presenting at conferences and publishing in relevant journals.

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering or the Photonics Research Center.