Laser Technology in Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation

Bachelor’s program, Master’s program


Majors: Laser Technology (Bachelor’s program), Laser Devices and Systems (Master’s program)


Institute of Radio Engineering and Infocommunication Technologies, Department of Construction and Technology of Electronic and Laser Equipment


Aleksandr Bestugin, Head of the Department

+7 (812) 571-19-89


Accreditation. State accreditation. Professional-public accreditation.

Awards and achievements. Every year students become prize-winners and winners of the WorldSkills Russia championships in the Quantum Technology and Laser Technology competencies. Graduates’ papers win prizes in the all-Russian contests of graduation theses organized by the Laser Association and the Federal Academic Methodological Association 12.00.00.

Teaching staff. The teaching staff has unique knowledge and skills in the field of laser technology and related areas such as optical fiber technology, acoustooptics and acoustoelectronics, optical data processing, and spectroscopy. More than 80% of the teaching staff hold academic degrees and scientific expertise related to the program.

Facilities and resources. The department has nine educational and four research laboratories fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and devices. Since 2021, the department has been successfully using and developing a unique research laboratory of photonics and quantum technology.

Education. The department provides practice-oriented training for students with their engagement in research projects in the department’s promising research areas. This develops a highly qualified specialist having indisputable advantages in the job market and capable of working in almost field of activity related to design, production engineering and operation of state-of-the-art laser equipment.

Research. The departments conducts and develops research in areas such as methods of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy LIBS; contactless optical spectroscopy; optical methods for fire detection; laser and optical methods for control of physical and technological processes.

Competitive advantages. Introduction of skills needed for professional operation of laser devices and systems, without which solving foremost scientific and engineering tasks is impossible, into practice-oriented training of students, differentiates the program from standard Bachelor’s and Master’s programs.

Employers and employment. SUAI is a member of the Laser Association, and the department’s leading professors are its honorary members. The employers are Avangard, Leningrad Laser Systems, Vavilov State Optical Institute, the Impulse research and production association, Research Institute of Precision Mechanics, the Precision Instrument Making Systems research and production company, the Burevestnik Innovation Center, the Almaz research and production company.

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