Let there be (more) light!
Photonics is the science and technology of light. Light is fast, efficient and clean. Light can interact strongly with biomolecules, for instance in medical detection and treatment, and light propagation can be controlled with extreme spatial precision. Among the areas where photonics has a particularly large impact is communication. Driven by the development of the Internet, fiber optical communication develops rapidly towards higher capacity and is increasingly used at shorter distances, like in datacenters and high performance computing systems.
Photonics Laboratory sheds light...
We conduct application-oriented research on optoelectronic materials and devices, ultrafast optics, and fiber optical communication. We also strongly engage in teaching photonics, mainly within the Master program Wireless, Photonics and Space Engineering, as well as in the Physics bachelor course Optics.
... on new light sources and new ways to send optical signals
With PhD students and postdocs, we are about 35 members, including nine senior members. Optical communication is a major area of research, with efforts on system, circuit, and device technologies for applications extending from long-haul transmission to short-reach interconnects. Photonics Laboratory hosts the Fiber Optical Communications Research Center (FORCE) at Chalmers, with some 50 members from the MC2, E2 and CSE departments.
Our research is made possible by grants from the European Research Council, the European H2020 program, the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, the Swedish Innovation Agency, the Swedish Energy Agency, and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Head of Laboratory