Spectroscopy & PHotonics for Environmental Research and Earth Studies – SPHERES


The SPHERES Group deals with solid state and electro-optical components, measurement techniques, devices, measurements campaigns, studies in support of satellite missions, finalized to environmental research and earth observation.
Among components we can list new materials for solid state lasers and multipass cells, measurement techniques include LIDAR, molecular spectroscopy and Fourier spectrometry. We deploy our instruments all over the world, including polar regions, onboard stratospheric platforms (aircraft and balloons) and, in the future, even beyond the atmosphere. Furthermore, we carry out simulations of the atmospheric behavior and related data analysis/inversion.
The Group is located in the CNR Area in Sesto Fiorentino.