Research areas

Photonics is the science of light; it is the technology of generating (and harnessing) light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon.

The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems.

The research areas covered by the CRPuO can be broadly classified as:


  • Optical physics
  • Nanoscience
  • Biomedicine

Solar Energy

  • High efficiency photovoltaics 

Broadband for all

  • Agile networks
  • Microwave Photonics
  • Embedded photonic systems
  • Emerging device technologies

Instrumenting the world

  • Sensors
  • Sensor networks

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Research groups and laboratories

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