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Research in integrated photonics

At the Group of Integrated Photonics, we innovate in manipulating and utilizing light, advancing telecommunications, quantum computing, and more. Our interdisciplinary approach drives cutting-edge research and development.

Revolutionizing Photonic Circuits with Mature Materials Platforms

  • Our team pioneers the creation of photonic circuits using mature materials, enabling unprecedented performance and functionality in optical communications and sensing technologies.

Improving Laser Stability through Optical Feedback

  • Our research aims to enhance laser stability via advanced optical feedback systems, benefiting applications in precision measurements, spectroscopy, and coherent communication systems.

Developing Quantum Photonic Technologies

  • We are engaged in designing all-optical switches and other functionalities for single-photon sources that are essential for quantum information processing. Our goal is to create scalable, efficient quantum networks and integrate these groundbreaking technologies into practical systems.

Frequency Conversion and Mid-Infrared Technologies

  • We focus on frequency conversion technologies, making strides in second-harmonic generation and mid-infrared technologies to advance innovations in environmental sensing, healthcare, and security.

Commercialization and Practical Applications

  • Transitioning from the lab to the marketplace, our group collaborates closely with industry leaders to adapt photonic innovations to real-world needs. These partnerships help transform cutting-edge research into viable commercial products and services.

Interdisciplinary Collaborations

  • Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of modern scientific challenges, our group actively seeks out and engages in collaborations across various fields, including materials science, engineering, and computer science. These collaborative efforts are designed to create hybrid solutions that address complex problems through integrated approaches.

Vision for the Future

Our group is dedicated to unlocking the full potential of light, pushing the boundaries of photonic technologies to address the challenges of tomorrow. Through continuous research, strategic partnerships, and a steadfast commitment to innovation, we aim to lead the way towards a brighter, more connected, and technologically advanced future.

Explore more about our research in our recent publications. For collaborations, please reach out to Nicolas Volet.


Our work benefits greatly from partnerships with both academic and industrial leaders. Our esteemed partners include:

Academic Partners

  • CSEM, the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology
  • DTU, the Technical University of Denmark
  • EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
  • JePPIX, the joint European platform for photonic integrated components and circuits
  • Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen


Explore our contributions to the field of photonics through our published works:


  1. TBC

We are very grateful for the support from:

  • Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF)

  • Innovation Fund Denmark

Our vision is to be at the forefront of photonic innovation, driving the future of technology through pioneering research and collaboration. We strive to create cutting-edge photonic devices that are seamlessly integrated and scalable, enhancing both academic understanding and industrial application. By fostering a collaborative environment, we aim to empower the next generation of engineers and researchers to push the boundaries of photonic science and technology.

Our Group aligns with several UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its focus on advanced photonic technologies. Specifically:

  1. Quality Education (SDG 4): By providing comprehensive educational programs for BSc, MSc, and PhD students.
  2. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (SDG 9): Through innovative research and development of cost-effective, scalable photonic devices.
  3. Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7): By improving photonic technologies, potentially enhancing energy efficiency and renewable energy applications.
  4. Partnerships for the Goals (SDG 17): Through collaborations with industrial and academic partners globally.

Access Resources and Tools

  • Presentation Storage: Slides and other data files on our SharePoint site ("O-drive").
  • Lab Information: Find details on equipment and laboratory practices at this SharePoint site ("LabBook").
  • Software Controls: Visit our GitHub project ("PIC-lab") for the latest versions of control software.

For access or further assistance, please contact Nicolas Volet.