IO3000 Winter School on Photonics for Energy 2.0 credits

Vinterskola i fotonik för energi

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

ThewinterschoolonPhotonicsforEnergy,organisedbyLinneCenteronAdvancedOpticsand photonics (ADOPT,,SwedenonMarch12-14,2010.Thelecturetopicsgivenbyinternationalexpertsareofutmostrelevancetotheenergyneedsoftodayandtomonow.

  • Education cycle

    Third cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

Last planned examination: spring 21.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the winterschool is to give an overview of the ongoing research on photonics relevant to energy needs of today and tomorrow. The student who attends this work shop will comprehend the importance of photonics for energy research but also will be inspired to find interdisciplinary approach and novel routes to use photonics and optics for energy solutions.

Course main content

Solidstate Lighting, EU visionon photovoltaic, Research Funding by the, Swedish Research Council, Nanowires for solar cell applications-I, Nanowires for solar cell applications-II,  Basics of Plasmonics, Plasmonics for energy saving, Colloidal Q-dotsolar cells, Solid state solar cells, "Nano photonic Solutions for, High-Quality White LEDs", Organic materials for photovoltaic, Organic light emitting diodes, Solar business-from research to enterprise


Besides the above academic lectures, EU vision on photovoltaic will be presented by are presentative from EU commissionin Brussels and Commercial exploitation of research results will be presented by a researcher/entrepreneur from Uppsala. We also take this opportunity to provide the students an exposure to the Swedish research funding system, which will be done by a representative from Swedish Research Council.

EU visionon photovoltaic, Solarbusiness-from research to enterprise, Research Funding by the, Swedish Research Council, To activate the participants a panel discussionon "How much can photonics do for future energy economics?" is also arranged.




Requirements for final grade

A collection of questions from all the lecturers should be answered. Those who obtain 60% and above are eligible to get 2 ECTS.

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics


Sebastian Lourdudoss <>


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2010.