Research Area


Photonics is the science of light; it is the technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fibre optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems.

Applications include powering the world with low-cost, environmentally-friendly, high efficiency concentrated solar cells, enabling broadband information access (Internet, telephony, cable) for all, communicating sound, vision and touch over optical networks, and sensing and measuring the world.

For additional information please visit the Centre for Research in Photonics at the University of Ottawa


AzastraQuadra Solar
Hydro OttawaSolantro
Morgan SolarSpectra-Nova
Back to top