Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CIOMP) is the largest institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It was founded in 1952 and covered the research areas of luminescence, applied optics, optical engineering, and precision mechanics and instruments.
In the past 60 years, led by a group of scientists represented by Wang Daheng and XuXurong, CIOMP has developed more than a dozen advanced instruments as the “First of China”, such as the first ruby laser and the first large theodolite. There have been more than 900 research results patented and 1700 research projects accomplished since the establishment of CIOMP. Honored as “the cradle of China’s Optics”, CIOMP has organized and sponsored more than 10 research institutes, colleges, and enterprises such as Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, and Changchun Institute of Opticsand Fine Mechanics. About 2200 professionals had worked or studied in CIOMP among whom, 22 have been elected as members of CAS or CAE (Chinese Academy of Engineering). Come out of CIOMP, many outstanding individuals, such as Jiang Zhuying, became the model of Chinese intellectuals. 3255 masters (MS) and doctors (PhD) have been trained and educated. CIOMP involved in many important national projects, such as the "Two bombs, One Star" projects (atomic and hydrogen bombs, and satellite) and space station engineering projects. CIOMP has made great contributions to China’s scientific and technological development, economic growth, and social progress.
Incorporating with Changchun Institute of Physics after entering the new century, with the strategy of “integrating research, production, and education together”, CIOMP has established five national key laboratories, research centers and two CAS key laboratories. Having better developing potential, its creativity and productivity are significantly enhanced. By further combining research directions and optimizing the usage of resources, CIOMP has conquered
many key technological barriers and obtained many achievements. These include the FY-3 solar irradiance monitor, solar backscattered ultraviolet spectroradiometer, and important test equipments for manual-control rendezvous and docking of ShenZhou 9. CIOMP has also received many awards, such as the National Labor Day Award in two consecutive years, 34 nationwide awards including 1 National Special Award in Progress in Science and Technology, as well as 14 National Awards in Progress in Science and Technology, National Innovation, and National Natural Science. The sales income of nine high-tech industries invested by CIOMP has been over 30 billion RMB. The national optoelectronic industry initiation base built in Optoelectronic-Park has been the main driving force to boost local optoelectronic industry.
Facing new tasks and challenges, CIOMP will continue its efforts to build one of the best scientific institutions in the world. With a complete innovative value chain, integration of research, production and education, and a group operation model, CIOMP will establish several new innovation units such as branch institutes, core enterprises, professional training centers and postgraduate educational centers, and become an internationally recognized research organization.