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University of Eastern Finland
Academic Institution

Yliopistokatu 7
Metria building, P.O.Box111
80101 Joensuu


The Institute of Photonics coordinates all photonics activity within the University of Eastern Finland (UEF).

Researchers come from the Department of Physics and Mathematics, the Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences and School of Computing in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry

The photonics research personnel consist of over 20 professors and visiting professors, ca. 30 senior scientists and post docs, and over 30 PhD and ca. 40 MSc students. It is the largest academic unit of photonics in Finland. It is internationally well-recognized, for example, for its contributions to diffractive and micro-optics and nanophotonics (design, manufacturing, and applications), guided-wave optics, optical coherence theory, nonlinear optics, and polarization optics as well as spectromics (imaging plants and environment) and spectral color research. It has a long history on strong collaboration with industry within, e.g. TEKES (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation) programs and contract research projects as well as European Commission programs, such as ACTPHAST network.

Institute of Photonics

Institute of Photonics

Contact Person
Markku Hauta-Kasari
Professor in Spectral Color Research, School of Computing
+358 29 445 3658

Characterization laboratory

  • LEO 1550 electron microscope
  • Dektak 150+ surface profiler
  • Wyko NT9300 optical profiler
  • AutoProbe M5 atomic force microscope

Femtosecond laser laboratory

  • Quantronix Integra-C 3,5mJ femtosecond laser
  • CDP TISSA 50 femtosecond laser
  • Grenouille FROG beam analyzer
  • CDP ExciPro pump-probe spektrometer
  • Ekspla THz spektrometer

Lithography laboratory

  • Electron beam patterning tool EBPG5000+ES
  • Obducat Eitre 3 nanoimprint tool
  • Plasmalab 100 ja 80 reactive ion etching tools
  • Kurt J. Lesker LAB 18 Physical Vapour Deposition
  • Beneq TFS-200 Atomic Layer Deposition
  • PTMTEC R2R100UV roll-to-roll printer
  • Disco DAD3240 wafer dicing saw

3D printing laboratory

  • Custom-made 3D printer based on Luxexcel’s Printoptical© technology (special inkjet printing technology)
  • Ultimaker 3 printer based on Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) / Material extrusion
  • Redsail X700 laser cutter

Nanocarbon laboratory

  • Plasma-assisted CVD facility
  • Hot-wall CVD

Optical laboratory

  • Woollam VASE ellipsometer (in the Department of Chemistry)
  • Perkin Elmer spectrophotometers
  • Solartron 1260A impedance analyzer
  • KSV Instruments contact angle meter
  • Toptica spectrum analyzer

Spectral imaging laboratory

  • PerkinElmer 1050 spectrophotometer
  • Line scanning spectral cameras
  • LCTF spectral imaging camera
  • Radiometers
  • Bi-Spectrometers
  • IR cameras

Spectromics laboratory

Versatile instrumentation that has high spatial and spectral resolution with an exceptionally wide wavelength range (250 – 5000 nm)

  • Headwall UV
  • Specim SWIR
  • Specim MWIR
  • Flir SC 7600 thermal camera
  • Sensor-modified DSLR cameras
  • Kinetic measurements for chlorophyll fluorescence

Precision engineering (in collaboration with Karelia University of Applied Sciences)

  • 3-axis Mikron XSM 400 high-speed milling machine
  • 5-axis Moore Nanotechonlogy Systems 350 Freeform Generator
  • Fisba uPhase 2 HR interferometer
  • Mitutoyo UMAP Vision coordinate measuring machine
  • Mitutoyo CS-H5000 NCN Surface texture measuring instrument
  • Wenzel LH86 coordinate measuring machine

Institute of Photonics provides various kinds of services to industry from training and feasibility studies to prototyping, development and testing as well as innovation on topics focused on its core research topics on photonics. International MSc and PhD students are available for Thesis and interim work in industry all over Europe. Institute of Photonics is active partner in various industrial programs as well as direct contract research with national and international companies.

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