Research Divisions
Laser Interactions and Photonics Division

Laser science and applications in the areas of strong field physics, atomic and molecular physics and chemical dynamics, theoretical atomic, molecular and optical physics and chemistry, micro- and nano-processing of materials, photonics for cultural heritage, photonic materials and devices, biophotonics and biomedical applications, and quantum optics.

Materials and devices, which include micro / nano-electronics of compound semiconductors and their devices, nanomaterials and nanophotonics, polymers and soft matter, biomaterials, electronic, magnetic and photonic materials, hybrid nanomaterials and meta-materials.


Astrophysics was part of IESL from 1984 until 2019. The Astrophysics and Astronomy group studied a broad range of astrophysical phenomena utilizing observational data from ground-based and space facilities as well as theoretical methods for the interpretation of these observations and operated the Skinakas Observatory.  In 2018, an independent Institute of Astrophysics (IA) was established within FORTH, which commenced its operation in 2019. More information on the IA is available in