About the IOL

The Integrated Optics Laboratory (IOL), under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Holzman, is within the School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia's (UBC’s) Okanagan Campus. Our research primarily focuses on optical sensing and communication technologies, and the majority of the IOL projects are multidisciplinary in nature.

Mainly, we are developing all-optical and optoelectronic devices for free-space optical (FSO) and terahertz technologies, as well as for solar tracking/optimization. These devices are developed through our investigation of semiconductor nanomaterials and yield a broad range of applications. These applications include short- and long-range FSO communication links (e.g., indoor optical wireless and ground-to-satellite systems), ultrafast switching, and terahertz sensing.

Latest News

May 06, 2019

Awards in Excellence

Dr. Jonathan Holzman receives the 2019 Killam Teaching Prize and is made a Fellow of Engineers Canada (FEC). See the article here.

August 15, 2016

Display Technologies

The laboratory and its industry partners have successfully developed new technologies for integrated microlens arrays. The microlens arrays are being applied within new heads-up display systems.