The presence of global optics-photonics leaders gives Québec a commanding presence in markets related to photonics applications, including analytical instrumentation, tests and measurements, imaging, and high-performance vision, optical communications and fibre-optic systems. Notable examples include ABB , Creaform3D , EXFO , MPB Communications and TeraXion .
For the last 50 years, Québec has been a hub of optics-photonics expertise built on knowledge and innovation, offering businesses a wealth of resources and advantages:
Institut national d’optique (INO)
INO is a world-class institution specializing in applied optics and photonics and the largest centre for industrial optics-photonics expertise in Canada. It has been serving businesses for over 20 years.
Centre d’optique, photonique et laser (COPL), Université Laval
COPL , Canada’s biggest university research centre in optics-photonics, specializes in guided-wave optics and fibre optics, lasers and short pulses, optical communications, biophotonics, optical engineering and photonic materials. In its role as a research incubator, COPL is ideally positioned to attract some of the world’s top researchers, and does so successfully year after year.
Bright prospects for Québec’s optics-photonics industry
Québec’s optics-photonics industry is very active. To accelerate its growth still further, the Québec Photonic Network (QPN), an association representing stakeholders active in the sector, works to promote the industry.
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