Welcome to the Spectrum Lab at Montana State University. The Spectrum Lab was established in 1999 to advance the opto-electronic technologies emerging from the research laboratories of Montana State University and foster their transition to Montana companies and in the process providing enhanced educational opportunities for our undergraduate and graduate students.


Our threefold mission is:

  • To perform advanced research and development on MSU grown photonic technologies.
  • To establish and maintain university-corporate partnerships to effect the transfer of these technologies into Montana companies.
  • To provide enhanced educational and employment opportunities for Montana undergraduate and graduate students, enabling our students to perform team-oriented, goal-driven, time-critical research and development.