Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (SIOM), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was established in 1964. It is the earliest and the largest institute in China specializing in laser science and technology. After more than 40 years’ development, it has become a comprehensive institute aiming at exploring significant basic and applied basic frontiers in modern optics, developing large-scale laser engineering technologies and exploiting laser and optoelectronic hi-tech applications.
SIOM mainly pursues on high power laser technology, strong field physics and high intensity optics, information optics, quantum optics, laser and optoelectronic devices and optical materials, etc.
SIOM employs over 800 staffs, including more than 500 professional and technical personnel, 201 senior researchers and engineers. 8 scientists from the institute were crowned as academicians of CAS or CAE (Chinese Academy of Engineering). SIOM has over 420 graduate students, at present.
Since its foundation, SIOM has won over 500 achievement awards in the Academy or Ministries, of which 44, National Awards. SIOM has made great contributions in modem optics and laser & optoelectronics in China.