Applied Research

Applied Research

To push photonics applications one research focus area is applied research where the focus is on three specific application areas and the transfer of scientific results towards practical applications. It is central to combine applications with the more fundamental research and to interact closely strongly with all other research focus areas. Applied research takes input from fundamental research and gives output to further technology development and societal impact. In the early phase of the flagship programme the spearheads of portable and disposable sensors, LIDAR technologies, and smart photovoltaic modules were defined and they have been particularly successful with several developed technologies. In the second flagship period, applications are expanded to span a wider range of application areas in environmental, medical, and remote sensing and solar energy.