Abbe Center of Photonics

The Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP) is a center for optics and photonics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, and represents its key research area LIGHT.
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 University Jena. Research is conducted in joint cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute Jena, the Helmholtz Institute Jena and the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology. In the last years, ACP has became 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. ACP is strongly engaged in young-career scientists' education via its integrated Abbe School of Photonics and sustains strong links with local industry partners as well as with the international scientific community.
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ERC Advanced Grant SALT


Jena Photonics Academy 2019

Update on CRC proposal NOA

April 23, 2019
The European Research Council (ERC) just announced that one of the highly prestigious ERC Advanced Grants will be awarded to ACP scientist Jens Limpert for his research proposal on "SALT - High-Flux Synchrotron Alternatives Driven by Powerful Long-Wavelength Fiber Lasers". ERC grants are awarded through open competition to projects headed by young and established top researchers who are working in Europe - the sole criterion for selection is scientific excellence. Remarkably, Jens Limpert is the first German researcher to obtain both a Starting (2009), a Consolidator (2014) and an Advanced Grant (2014). The project SALT is funded with 2.5 million EUR for five years.
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April 3, 2019
The Photonics Academy 2019 is a practical week for students of engineering and natural sciences.
This year, it is hosted by the Lichtwerkstatt at the Abbe Center of Photonics. From July 21 to 26, they will have the opportunity to gain exclusive insight into the topic of Open Innovation. The participants visit well-known companies and institutes in the industry, speak with leading scientists and get an overview of the Open Innovation approach using the example of the key technology photonics. The Academy is organized under the umbrella of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.  The application deadline is May 30, 2019.
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March 25, 2019
On 21st and 22nd of June, more than 20 ACP scientists have together defended the CRC proposal "NOA - Nonlinear Optics down to Atomic scales" in front of a peer-review panel and the German Research Foundation (DFG). The votes of the peer-review panel will be considered at the final meeting of the DFG senate on 22nd May 2019, where a final decision is made. If funded, the first phase of NOA may commence on the 1st of July 2019.
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