Let there be (more) light!
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.