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Understanding Light Photonics

Pioneering innovation that harnesses the power of photons

Boston University research on photonics – the practical use of light – has led to breakthrough materials for laser and diode sources, new microscopy techniques, high-speed photo detectors, biophotonic sensors, and advances in optical communication. Our work benefits areas diverse as biomedical engineering, nanoscience, physics, chemistry, and medicine.