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  • 2019-02-07
    ACP scientist Limpert publishes in Nature Photonics
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  • 2018-12-14
    Launch of the Max Planck School of Photonics
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  • 2018-11-13
    ERC president Bourguignon pays on-site visit to the labs of ERC grant holders Tünnermann and Limpert
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  • 2018-10-16
    Great spirit and good science at the DokDok 2018
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  • 2018-09-06
    TU Delft, ASP@FSU Jena, TNO, Fraunhofer IOF, ASML and ZEISS team up for excellent photonics education
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  • 2018-09-02
    Photonics Days organized by Fraunhofer IOF Jena
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  • 2018-08-15
    Autumn School Quantum-Enhanced Imaging and Spectroscopy
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  • 2018-07-19
    ACP guest professor Richard Mildren (Macquarie University Sydney)
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Image_ACP_booklet_2013The Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP) is the academic center of scientific activities in the fields of optics and photonics at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität (FSU) Jena. Research is conducted in joint cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute Jena, the Helmholtz Institute Jena and the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology. ACP follows the vision to be one of the leading European centers for research and education in optics and photonics as well as in the development and transfer of optical technologies until 2020. To this end, the ACP fosters and sustains strong links with local industry partners as well as with the international scientific community.
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Femtosecond cavity solitons


Official launch of the MPSP

Visit of ERC president to Jena

February 7, 2019

Together with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, the Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität Munich, and the University of Konstanz DESY in Hamburg, ACP principal scientist Jens Limpert has recently published an original research article titled "Temporal solitons in free-space femtosecond enhancement cavities" in Nature Photonics (Lilienfein et al., Nature Photon., Congratulations!
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December 14, 2018
The Abbe School of Photonics is taking the lead in coordinating one of the three prestigious Max Planck Schools, which were implemented by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as national networks of excellence. The Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP) will focus the key strengths of the German photonics community and will support highly skilled young researchers on a world class level. The School was now officially launched upon a tremendous signing ceremony in Berlin. The next call for applications will start on February 15, 2019.
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November 13, 2018
On 5 November 2018, Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President of the European Research Council (ERC) , personally visited the labs of several ERC grant holders in Jena and at the Beutenberg, and particularly those of our ERC Advanced and Consolidator Grant holders, ACP PIs Andreas Tünnermann and Jens Limpert. The visit was followed by a round table discussion with university representatives and heads of the directors of different interdisciplinary research institutions at the Beutenberg campus.
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