State Key Laboratory of Infrared Physics
The State Key Laboratory of Infrared Physics was one of the first batch of open laboratories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1985, approved by the National Planning Commission in 1989, and passed the acceptance test in 1992. From the national assessment from 1989 to 2017, the laboratory was rated as superior for seven consecutive times, twice as “advanced collective” and once as the “Eleventh Five-Year” National Science and Technology Plan Executive Excellent Team.
The laboratory faces the international academic frontier of infrared physics, faces the major national needs of space optoelectronic technology, and combines the important scientific issues in the exploration of optoelectronic processes with the resolution of the major national demand for optoelectronic technology. The laboratory aims to be the domestic first-class and internationally advanced application-based research base for infrared optoelectronics and forward-looking infrared optoelectronic technology, and to be built as the training base for high-level young scientific and technological talents in infrared field. The laboratory efforts to become a national key laboratory that has influence in the national and international academic circle, has a role in developing high-tech solutions to the national major needs, and has contributed to human space optoelectronic science and technology.
The laboratory currently has 71 permanent staff, including 34 researchers and 4 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. At present, the laboratory has undertaken a series of major national research projects such as “quantum control”, “nano special project”, “fundamental project of fund committee”, “nuclear high base”, “manner space flight and lunar exploration project” and “high resolution earth observation system”, and 2 research projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. In the past five years, it has won 17 scientific and technological awards, including 1 second prize of the National Natural Science Award, 1 second prize of the National Technology Invention Award, 2 special prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, 1 first prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Science and Technology Award, 2 second prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, 6 first prizes and 1 second prize of provincial and ministerial awards, 2 outstanding achievement awards of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and 1 outstanding contribution award for the Chang’e-3 lunar exploration project. The laboratory has published thousands of core journal articles such as Science and Nature Communication, and obtained hundreds of invention patents, including one US invention patent.