Advanced photon sources such Synchrotron and X-ray free electron laser provide beams of unprecedented quality in terms of brilliance, peak intensity and pulse length. This exceptional beam quality becomes indispensable for developments in many fields of science and technology, which enable an even deeper and more detailed insight into the most complex nano-structured materials, biomolecular assemblies or chemical processes. The Laboratory for Advanced Photonics is responsible for the design and the realisation of novel schemes for Insertion Devices, Optics, Photon Diagnostics and Instrumentation for the Swiss Light Source (SLS) as well as for the Swiss X-ray Free Electron Laser (SwissFEL). In collaboration with other divisions of PSI. We coordinate new large photon science projects such as the SLS upgrade (SLS 2.0) and the second beamline of SwissFEL Athos.