Mission Statement

The Boston University Photonics Center generates fundamental knowledge and develops innovative technology in the field of photonics. We work on challenging problems that are important to society, we translate enabling research discoveries into useful prototypes, and we educate future leaders in the field.

The mission is executed through:

  • Basic research and scholarship in photonics.
  • Academic and entrepreneurial programs and initiatives for students.
  • Technology development for healthcare, defense, and security applications.
  • Business innovation and commercialization of photonics technology.

The Photonics Center community of facultystaff, and students engage in numerous interdisciplinary collaborations to further the field.