The Biophotonics Group is directed by Professor Joseph Izatt and is located in the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering and Applied Sciences (FCIEMAS) in Duke University. The laboratory is part of the Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonics (FIP) and the Biomedical Engineering Department within Duke's Pratt School of Engineering.

The Biophotonics Group is concerned with the application of cutting-edge optoelectronic technologies to problems in the biomedical sciences. Its research centers on the application of optical technologies for non-invasive, high-resolution imaging and sensing in living biological tissues. The technologies used in this laboratory include acousto-optic and integrated-optic devices, femtosecond lasers, and ultrabroadband fiber optic telecommunications equipment. The primary biomedical problems tackled in this lab are primarily in opthomology and thus, the lab mantains close connections with the Duke Eye Center and promotes active collaborations between its engineers and their clinicians.