Skip to main content
RISE logo

Fiber optics

Want to measure temperature at hundreds of positions in a harsh environment? Do you need to bring intelligence into systems where you can't use electricity? Do you want to develop new solutions for minimally invasive surgery?

Then fiber optics can be the solution for you.

The versatile optical fiber enables applications that are difficult or impossible to achieve with other technologies.

Fiber optics is finding more and more applications even outside telecoms. These can be distributed temperature and pressure sensors, sensors for gas or water quality, sensing solutions for safety and efficiency in industrial or energy sectors, or solutions to provide new minimally invasive medicine technologies.

RISE has been active in fiber optics since the early 1990s. Our expertise covers the entire chain of fiber optic technologies from specialty fiber manufacturing, design and manufacture of components and fiber optic sensors, to complete system solutions where fiber optics are an integral part.

Fiberoptiska lösningar och sensorer
Fiber optic sensors are often used in process industry

Fiber optic sensors and fiber optic solutions

A fiber optic sensor can often be used where conventional technologies fail, e.g. in explosive settings, in systems where you need numerous measurement points, or in applications where the sensor needs to be very small or of extremely low weight.  

Read more about our focus area Fiber optic sensors.

Optisk fiber - specialfiber från RISE
The optical fiber can be tailor made for each application.

Specialty optical fiber

Often a standard telecom fiber is not enough for fiber optic applications. Perhaps the fiber needs to take high temperatures, aggressive chemistry, or be miniaturized to fit in the intended application. 

Read more about our focus area Specialty optical fiber

As a Swedish research institute, we collaborate with industrial partners, universities and researchers all over the world.

Contact us to discuss fiber optics!


(fibre optics, optical fibre, optical fibre sensor)

Åsa Claesson

Contact person

Åsa Claesson

Senior forskare

Read more about Åsa

Contact Åsa

* Mandatory By submitting the form, RISE will process your personal data.

Erik Zetterlund

Contact person

Erik Zetterlund


Read more about Erik

Contact Erik

* Mandatory By submitting the form, RISE will process your personal data.