Course teach how photonics applications are solving various tasks and problems in, e.g., industry, medicine and consumer applications. The most important applications today and in the future. Join to understand various applications of photonics from practical perspective presented by companies themselves and of course to network!

Companies which are presenting their photonics applications: Arbonaut, Timegate, Senop, Oplatek, Seetrue, Nanocomp, Ecoaims, Dispelix, Finnlitho, Karelia, Softcolor and Business Joensuu. More companies coming.

Applications which are presented during the course: Lidar, AR-display, Laser gun, X-ray optics, Printable optics, Flat displays, Optical fiber, Optics assembly and packaging, Eye tracking, Military optics, Photo editing and photography, Spectral imaging, Injection molded optics, Diamond turned optics, Augmented reality and virtual reality

Lectures are open to everybody.

Check timetable here


28.10. // 15:15-16:00 // M301 Metria
Professor Markku Hauta-Kasari // Spectrally tunable light sources

31.10. // 12:15-13:00 // M106 Metria
Jyrki Huttunen CEO, Oplatek // Fiber manufacturing, Glass molding, Photonics solutions and Thin film coating

31.10. // 13:15-14:00 // M106 Metria
Petri Piirainen, CTO & Co-founder, Softcolor // Software engineering photonics and color science

4.11. // 14:15-15:00 // M301 Metria
Timo Vuorenpää, Director, Senop // Development of Night Vision Devices and Target Acquisition and Observation Systems, Hyperspectral cameras

4.11. // 15:15-16:00 // M301 Metria
Dr. Tuomo Kauranne, CEO, Arbonaut // Airborne laser scanning (LIDAR) for timberland inventory and other applications

6.11. // 14:15-15:00 // M301 Metria
Dr. Petri Karvinen, CEO, Co-founder, Finnlitho // X-ray optics

6.11. // 15:15-16:00 // M301 Metria
Coming later

7.11. // 12:15-13:00 // M301 Metria
Professor Markku Keinänen // Spectral imaging in plant biology, agriculture and forestry – quality control of wood materials and raw materials in food industry

13.11. // 14:15-16:00 // M301 Metria
Juha Toivonen, Tampereen yliopisto

14.11. // 12:15-13:00 // M301 Metria
Coming later

14.11. // 13:15-14:00 // M301 Metria
Dr. Roman Bednarik, CEO, Co-founder // Eye-tracking technology and its applications

18.11. // 14:15-15:00 // M301 Metria
Dr. Samuli Siitonen, CTO, Nanocomp // Roll-to-roll manufacturing: e.g., back and front lighting for flat portable displays

18.11. // 15:15-16:00 // M301 Metria
Petri Stenberg, Manufacturing Director, Dispelix // Photonics in augmented reality (AR)

20.11. // 14:15-15:00 // M301 Metria
Mari Tenhunen, CEO and founder, Timegate // PicoRaman spectrometer in life science, geoscience and other applications