Who we are?

Optical Materials laboratory is material research laboratory and is part of the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia.
The Optical Materials laboratory specializes in luminescence and other phenomena research in various materials, specialising mainly in photoluminescence, radioluminescence and thermoluminescence studies of phosphorescent materials, including time-resolved spectroscopy.

The laboratory is structured in two parts, one of which consists of chemists who focus on carrying out the synthesis and morphological analysis of the materials to be studied. The chemistry department has state-of-the-art facilities for synthesising nanoparticles by various methods (sol-gel, solid-state reaction, microwave-stimulated hydrothermal synthesis, etc.) and the ISSP infrastructure is well developed, providing high-grade instrumentation for studying the structure of materials (XRD, SEM, TEM, etc.).

The physicists in the laboratory perform experiments on the optical properties of materials in wide range of temperatures. The most commonly used methods are absorption and luminescence spectroscopy and thermostimulated luminescence. Institute of Solid State Physics have open access laboratories that our staff can use and carry out wide range of experiments on not listed above equipment.


See individual contacts under staff.


8 Kengaraga street, Riga, LV-1063, Latvia