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Applied Optics

Applied Optics research group studies advanced optical spectroscopy techniques (that is techniques utilizing the interaction between light and matter) for monitoring mainly gas-phase atomic and molecular concentrations. Our core know-how areas are combustion process diagnostics, remote sensing of alpha radiation, light radars for weather and air quality research, pathogen detection in water, laser writing of fluorescent nanostructures and trace-gas detection using supercontinuum lasers.

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Research focus and goals

Our group aims to develop optical solutions for critical activities in our society, which exceed the performance of current methods in terms of accuracy, safety and analysis time. In addition to studying and improving new techniques, our key goal is to show the functionality of these methods also in a real operating environment and advance the commercial utilization of the developed technology.