Kati Stranius published in Nature Communications

Our researcher Kati Stranius, PhD, has published an article “Selective manipulation of electronically excited states through strong light–matter interactions” in Nature Communications – a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Kati explains the research made for the article in short: “Strong light-matter coupling was used to manipulate the energy states of the molecule inside an optical cavity. This phenomena could for example be used to the development of more stable and efficient organig light emitting diodes.”

You can read the whole article here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04736-1

Oplatek involved in improving the metrology for the photonics industry

Oplatek is taking part in the PhotInd project, that concentrates on improving the metrology for the photonics industry. 7 NMIs, 7 companies and 4 universities/institutes have joined forces to improve photonics measurements. The 3-year project started in 8/2015.

The use of optical fibers and photonic components is increasing in many rapidly growing and demanding fields such as aviation, telecommunications and automotive industries. These modern photonic systems use novel components with such dimensional and optical properties that cannot be reliably measured using conventional techniques. Thus new measurement technologies and improved metrology are needed to meet the demands of the photonics industry.

The aim of the PhotInd project is to develop online and offline measurement techniques for dimensional and optical characterization of advanced photonic components and devices in fiber and waveguide optics as well as the necessary calibration techniques and artefacts to enable calibration of the newest generation of measuring instruments. This will enable technological breakthroughs and commercialization of the modern photonic systems, strengthening the competitiveness of the European photonics industry.

In the project Oplatek has been involved in the development of measurement techniques for the characterization of advanced optical fibers. A measurement setup for measuring dimensional parameters of advanced optical fibers was designed, built and tested in a real fiber manufacturing process at Oplatek. We also contributed in the developing of high power optical characterization. You can read more about the details of the project at https://www.photind.eu/

The PhotInd project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Optics and Photonics days 2018

Optics & Photonics Days 2018 start today and Oplatek will be there too! The meeting will present the latest development in optics and photonics research as well as progress made by Finnish photonics companies. The special themes of the 2018 days are a single photon, near-field optics, and (bio)imaging. The OPD is organized by Photonics Finland at the University of Jyväskylä and it is an Official International Day of Light event.

First Aid Course for employees

Oplatek organizes First Aid courses to employees every three years. The courses are official Finnish Red Cross First Aid courses (EA-1) and the certificate is valid for three years. The participants learn how to act in an accident or with an attack of illness, the basics of emergency first aid, how to deal with an unconscious person, how to resuscitate and use a defibrillator, how to secure airways, how to control bleeding and dress wounds and what to do with different injuries and most common attacks of illness.

The safety of our employees is very important for us, and we want to do our best to avoid hazards and make sure, that our employees know how to act if something does go wrong at work.

Oplatek at a coatings seminar in Kuopio

Kati Stranius, Researcher PhD from Oplatek, is giving a presentation at a coatings seminar in Kuopio on Wednesday May 16th. She will give an insight into the processes and applications of optical coatings. The seminar is focused on different coatings techniques and how coatings can add value and durability to products. The seminar is organized by MaTKI – a joint project of University of Eastern Finland, Savonia University of Applied Sciences and Savo Vocational College. The seminar is free and open to public, sign in by Monday to mika.makinen@savonia.fi.

New Sourcing Manager at Oplatek

Jorma Korhonen has started as Sourcing Manager at Oplatek. He is in charge of sourcing and purchasing, and will be working in close contact with our suppliers. Jorma has extensive international experience in sourcing, purchasing and marketing, and will be an asset to Oplatek.

Jorma has actually started his career almost 30 years ago in this very building, now a part of Oplatek, so he has come full circle, and we are hoping he is here to stay.

New Marketing personnel at Oplatek

Minttu Itkonen has started as Marketing Coordinator at Oplatek in March. She is in charge of planning and producing marketing concepts and materials to further improve our communication with our customers. She will also update and create content to our social media channels and website. She is an experienced content writer and visualist who will develop Oplatek’s marketing and help our sales team.

Get a free day pass to Optatec

The 14th Optatec, the international trade fair for optical technologies, components and systems, is taking place in Frankfurt, May 15-17, 2018. Oplatek is exhibiting in hall 3.0 – come and meet us at our booth I65. By following the link below, You can get a free day pass to the fair as our guest.

Register Your free Day Pass here!

We are looking forward to solving Your photonics challenges!

New Sales Manager at Oplatek

Kimmo Solehmainen has started as Sales Manager at Oplatek. He will reinforce our sales team with the growing export and new international possibilities.


Prior to joining Oplatek, Kimmo has worked with VTT in various positions in R&D, line management, and sales. As line manager, he has headed two separate research teams with VTT. His technology expertise areas cover microelectronics fabrication technologies, printed electronics, and optical measurement technologies.


Kimmo is highly motivated to meet the Oplatek customers: ”I am absolutely excited to join the talented and experienced Oplatek team and and I can’t wait to identify new collaborations with the customers!”