The Optical sciences group strives to exploit the creation, manipulation and control of light and its interaction with matter to develop novel techniques and devices. In particular, we are very interested in the development of novel spectroscopic and microscopic tools and integrated photonic devices to be used for early diagnostics of diseases. Key words are: sensing, Raman, spectroscopy, microscopy, integration of active-passive material platforms, novel active materials, on-chip amplifiers, novel on-chip lasers.
Optical Sciences participates in the iPEN project, iPEN is a national project which is coordinated by Technological Educational Institute of Crete. The project envisions to train students of non Physics background in the photonic processes and tools mostly employed in a nanotechnology laboratory. Read more on the iPEN website.