Lars Staalhagen teaching

engineering at dtu fotonik

Welcome to DTU Fotonik. We are the department of Photonics Engineering. Our research - which is available to our students - covers almost the entire field of photonics, from communication technologies, via lighting to nanophotonics.

Read about the educational lines that we manage and contribute to.

Radu Malureanu


Metamaterials are designed structures with characteristics that are not yet found in nature. These characteristics can lead to super high definition images, to render materials transparent i relation to light, to improving photovoltaic cells, to unveil new types of waves (for instance bulk plasmons), etc.


The Metamaterials Group
An electronmicroscope picture of a fabricated device

Theoretical simulation

By utilizing photonic crystal technology, it is possible to produce a compact component which splits a ray of light in two. To the right you see an electron microsope image of the fabricated component which has a typical distance of 400 nanometers between the holes. To the left you can see a theoretical simulaton of the light which comes in from the left and is split in two.

Nanophotonics Theory and Signal Processin
Forest of mirrors and other optical components in the DTU Fotonik femtosecond high-power laboratory

terahertz waves and diagnoses

Terahertz waves can diagnose in the same way as x-ray waves, but they are not harmful.

Terahertz Science & Technology

improving the performance of windmills

LIDAR is a sensor technology which maximizes the efficiency of windwmills.

Optical Sensor Technologies
Metro Access & Short Range Systems

Wireless datatransmission - faster and better

Testing of real-time wireless transmission.
Metro Access & Communication Technologies

Nanophotonics in the cleanroom

LED light on the Danish Crown Jewels

Improved illumination of the Crown Jewels

We are illuminating the Danish crown jewels with an LED system developed at DTU Fotonik. This lighting system shows off the colors perfectly and also maintains a temperature that does not harm the priceless objects. The LED system is both far cheaper and much more environmentally safe than the previous lighting set-up.

Diode Lasers & LED Systems
Yiyu Ou in lab

Working on an led chip that does more

An LED chip which produces a stronger and more pleasant light.
Diode Lasers & LED Systems

Donation from VILLUM FONDEN  

In January 2015 VILLUM FONDEN donated funds for the fourth time from their Young Investigator Programme and 21 young researchers shared 100 m DKK for research in their dream projects.


Read more here

New Research Center of Excellence named as SPOC (Silicon Photonics for Optical Communications) granted from the Danish National Research Foundation focus on optical communication.


Read the details in Danish here



New Research Center of Excellence

Villum Fonden has awarded DKK 30 mill for a 5-year prolongation of the NATEC Centre of Excellence.


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In the media

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A film about our work (3:31)

We make the future a little brighter