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The main aim of IFN is the study and fabrication of advanced devices for photonics, optoelectronics and electronics. Nanotechnologies play a prominent role in these research fields. The combined expertise in nanofabrication, materials and photonics creates a synergy able to compete in this very new and challenging field.

The research fields of the Institute are: - Devices for photonics, optoelectronics and electronics - Laser sources - New materials and characterization techniques - Nanotechnologies, micro- and nano-fabrications - Ultrafast photonics from infrared to X rays - Development and applications of quantum cascade lasers, fiber lasers and laser sensors - Spectroscopic and optical instrumentations from infrared to X rays

About CNR

The National Research Council (CNR) is a public organization; its duty is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country