Photonics & Optics Research

Photonics and optics research is within the overall program area of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) at Dartmouth aimed at advancing technologies ranging from semiconductor devices to advanced communication networks, from self-powered sensors to electric cars, from wearable devices to cognitive medical imaging, and from autonomous vehicles to smart cities.

Harnessing the fundamental properties of light across the entire electromagnetic spectrum continues to uncover new applications for medicine, sensing methodologies, and security systems.

Research Subfields

Advanced imaging systems

Integrated nanophotonics

Molecular imaging

Near field optics

Solid-state image sensors