Optical system solutions for issues from the fields of medicine, food and environmental sciences are under the motto "Photonics for Life" at the center of the work at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology. The research focus Biophotonics combines it as staple all research activities at IPHT.

It aims to create new photonic processes which are transferred together with the two research areas fiber optic and photonic detection in application-specific innovative systems.