Infrastructures and Services

Expertise, capabilities and facilities for photonics research

PREIN is a Photonics Research and Innovation platform focusing on light-based solutions from scientific excellence to industrial and societal impact. PREIN partners are worldwide leaders in photonics that changes the world.

Our expertise

Our different partners have a long experience in

  • Electromagnetic field control incl. coherence and polarization

  • Modeling, design, analysis, and development of optical systems, structures with nano- and micro-scale features, silicon waveguides and heterogeneous integration techniques, highly stable laser sources and laser diodes, solar cells, tailored light sources for sensing and imaging

  • Instrumentation for measuring moisture, analyzing chemical composition, characterizing the thickness and uniformity of materials, spectral imaging

Our capabilities

We develop the knowledge generated by the Flagship partners for a wide range of potential applications. Example of unique know-how incl. but are not limited to portable and disposable sensors, broadband light sources, LIDAR technologies, smart photovoltaic modules. We also have a wide range of instruments and services that we can offer for industrial collaborations:

  • silicon processing
  • active and passive polymer photonic devices that can be produced by high volume production methods for energy harvesting and sensor applications
  • prototyping for illuminating, imaging and sensing optics
  • volume production methods
  • molecular beam epitaxy for optoelectronics devices processing
  • 3D printing of centimeter-scale optics

We can also develop tailored solutions to specific problems.

Our facilities

  • Centre for Metrology and Accreditations (MIKES) 

  • Micronova clean room for wafer processing 

  • PrintoCent for printed photonics
  • MicroModule Centre for photonics packaging
  • Clean room for opto-eletronics devices processing
  • Molecular beam epitaxy, nanoimprint lithography and atomic layer deposition