Advanced Photonic Devices and Systems Laboratory (APDSL) is established by Dr. Ozdal Boyraz in 2005. Major research areas include silicon based integrated optics and optical communications systems and devices.

Current research activities include mid-infrared photonics based on silicon-on-sapphire waveguides, wide-field-of-view imaging using micro-mirrors, active photonic devices development based on nonlinear optical properties of silicon, time-streching optical system, optical leaky wave antenna, trench waveguides, plasmonic antennas and optical tweezing.