Head of laboratory:

Prof. Janis Spigulis

Tel/fax: +371 67228249



Since establishment in 1986, a number of unique designs, components and devices for optical fibre quality assessment, fibre-optic sensing, optical communications, illumination technology, laser medicine and optical non-invasive diagnostics have been developed – see Projects, Publications , Patents, Presentations. International links are well-established.


Several lecture courses have been developed in the laboratory and presented to the physics students, including "Lightguide Physics", "Optoelectronics”, „Fundamentals of Biomedical Optics", "Medical Lightguides", "Laser Physics", „Lasers and Optical Methods in Medicine”. MSc study sub-programme on Biomedical Optics was launched at UL in 1995.