Hey, I would like to enter grad school and complete my Masters and PhD. Eventually I would like to work for the R&D dept. of a company. Photonics was one of the choises that I had as I am interested in the new tech. that integrates photons in I.C.'s. Unfortunately I cannot find a lot of material on it such as what kind of equipment they use etc. I am in the power electronic design field right now so this will be a big change. Is there oppty. to pursue independent research also in this field (as apposed to aerospace where you generally have to work in groups.) Any info. passed will be greately appreciated with regards to top universities offering the program and more info about the field itself (I've been to wikipedia!) Thanks.