Optical techniques have recently discovered many new applications, ranging from biology to the nuclear industry. These techniques provide information on the chemical composition of the targets with spatial resolution down to micrometers. The main advantages of optical techniques are fast and non-contact measurements provided in real-time, and relatively low equipment costs.
The group of Optical micro-manipulation techniques offers the following expertise:


  • Construction of unique instrumentation for diagnostics that employs laser-based spectroscopy techniques such as Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Raman spectroscopy.
  • Applications of focused laser beams in micro-world for contactless manipulations and sorting of micro-objects, production of micro-structures using the technique of photopolymeri­zation, and two- and three-dimensional modification of objects using laser ablation.
  • Searching and development of new methods for identification of microorganisms, their separation or alternatively, destruction.