The Boston University Photonics Center has become well known for building a strong academic program in the field of photonics: the science and engineering of light. We have also created a unique national resource for development of advanced photonic device prototypes for commercial, military, and healthcare applications.

From its inception, the Center has attracted scholarly pioneers to lead our academic and educational programs. Ground-breaking research conducted at the Center includes work in the areas of biophotonics, imaging, nanophotonics, nonlinear and quantum optics, and photonics materials and devices.

Boston University’s leadership in the field is supported by a state-of-the-art facility that includes an optical fiber draw tower and more than a dozen special-purpose research laboratories. Our shared facilities include the Optoelectronics Processing Facility, the Precision Measurement Laboratory, and the FIB/TEM Facility.¬†These assets, combined with leading academic experts and a dedicated technical and administrative staff make the Boston University Photonics Center an extraordinary resource for students, faculty, and affiliated companies. To read a copy of the¬†Photonics Center Annual Report, click here.