“Photonics is about light: we create, modify, observe and move light from one place to another,” Head of the Institute of Photonics, Professor Jyrki Saarinen says.
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“Photonics comprises visible light as well as infrared (thermal) and UV radiation. In addition to natural light from the sun, light is also generated by various lamps, lasers and displays.”
“Photonics is enabling by nature,” Impact Manager Juha Purmonen from the Photonics Research and Innovation PREIN Flagship on says.
“We now have products that have never existed before, such as CDs and flat televisions. However, the most important aspect of photonics is perhaps its potential to solve global challenges, such as issues related to the climate, energy production and health,” he says.
“This is a century of photonics and biotechnology.”
Professor Jyrki Saarinen
Head of the Institute of Photonics
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