Research field


Faculty or school: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences | Organisation sub unit: Physics

Photonics, the science and technology of light, plays an increasing role in all aspects of the human endeavour. The research groups forming the Photonics Laboratory work on advancing the fundamental knowledge of light interaction with novel materials and nanostructures, the development of photonic materials, devices and solutions addressing major scientific and societal challenges. For example, our research topics target new solutions for high-speed and energy-efficient manipulation of data, harvesting of solar energy, sensing of pollutants, process control, and next generation medical tools. We unite complementary thematics creating the highest concentration of photonics research expertise in Finland.

The Photonics Laboratory is part of Physics Unit at the Faculty of Enginering and Natural Sciences of Tampere University. Other parts of the Physics Unit are Aerosol Physics and Computational Physics.