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PRINCIPAL SCIENTISTS

While the ACP regular membership is open to all members of the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena working in the field of optics and photonics, principal scientists are distinguished ACP members who are leading their own research group. An extraordinary type of membership is available for external scientists from this research field with strong connections to ACP.

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Prof. Dr. Hartmut BARTELT

Fiber Optics

  • Fiber-optical components and systems
  • Novel materials & processing techniques
  • Fiber-based sensor applications
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Prof. Dr. Michael BAUER

Experimental Anesthesiology

  • In vivo fluorescence microscopy
  • Hepatic function monitoring by dye exclusion
  • In situ assessment of stellate cell composition
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Jun. Prof. Dr. Birgitta BERNHARDT

Ultraviolet Dual Comb Spectroscopy

  • Dual comb spectroscopy
  • Extreme ultraviolet laser sources
  • Time-resolved spectroscopy
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Prof. Dr. Christoph BISKUP

Biomolecular Photonics

  • Quantitative multidimensional fluorescence microscopy (mwFLIM, FRET, confocal patch clamp fluorometry)
  • Synthesis and characterization of indicators and nanosensors for ions and biomolecules
  • Structural and functional relationships of ion channels
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Prof. Dr. Michael BÖRSCH

Single-Molecule Microscopy

  • Single-molecule fluorescence microscopy
  • Nanomanipulation of biological protein machines with optical feedback
  • Optical super-resolution microscopy
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Prof. Dr. Silvana BOTTI

Condensed Matter Theory

  • Many-body solid-state theory
  • Theoretical spectroscopy
  • Optical properties of solids and nanostructures

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Prof. Dr. Axel BRAKHAGE

Microbiology & Molecular Biology

  • Pathobiology of Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Microbial communication and activation of silent gene clusters of the fungal secondary metabolism
  • Eukaryotic transcription factors
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Jun. Prof. Dr. Delia BRAUER

Structure-Property Relationships in Glasses

  • Structure-property relationship in silicate and phosphate glasses
  • Fluoride-containing glasses and glass-ceramics for applications in optics and photonics
  • Improving the hydrolytic stability of phosphate glasses
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Prof. Dr. Volker DECKERT

Nanospectroscopy

  • Tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS)
  • Label-free single molecule spectroscopy
  • Membranes and membrane proteins
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Prof. Dr. Benjamin DIETZEK

Molecular Photonics

  • Spatial and temporal resolved nanospectroscopy
  • Light-induced transfers in artificial molecules
  • Microspectroscopy of bio-molecular systems
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Prof. Dr. Torsten FRITZ

Organic Thin Films & Surface Science

  • Structure-property relations in organic molecules and thin films
  • Optical in situ spectroscopy of ultrathin films
  • Electronic and optical properties of 2D materials

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Prof. Dr. Stephan FRITZSCHE

Relativistic Quantum Dynamics

  • Multi-photon ionization dynamics in intense FEL radiation
  • Light-matter interactions in strong Coulomb fields
  • Particle beams carrying quantized orbital angular momentum
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PD Dr. Wolfgang FRITZSCHE

Nanobiophotonics

  • Molecular Plasmonics
  • Plasmonic Sensing
  • Micro-Nano-Integration
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Dr. Torsten FROSCH

Fiber Spectrocsopic Sensing

  • Fiber spectroscopic sensing
  • Spectroscopic gas sensing
  • Raman spectroscopy and imaging
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Prof. Dr. Holger GIES

Quantum Field Theory

  • Light propagation in modified quantum vacua
  • Fundamental physics at the intensity frontier
  • Quantum optical analogues of field theory phenomena
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Prof. Dr. Stefanie GRÄFE

Theoretical Chemistry

  • Strong-field molecular physics and chemistry
  • Electronic and spectroscopic properties of molecular systems
  • Theoretical methods in Femtosecond Chemistry and Attosecond Physics
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Prof. Dr. Herbert GROSS

Optical System Design

  • Design and simulation of optical systems
  • Metrology & performance evaluation of lens systems
  • Numerical modelling in modern optics
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Prof. Dr. Stefan HEINEMANN

Biophysics

  • Photonic regulation of membrane potential and optogenetics
  • Single-cell sensors for phototoxicity
  • Optical monitoring of cellular function

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Prof. Dr. Rainer HEINTZMANN

Biological Nanoimaging

  • Multidimensional imaging in biological systems
  • Structured illumination microscopy
  • Fluorescence microscopy in living cells
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Prof. Dr. Jer-Shing HUANG

Nanoplasmonics

  • Surface plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy
  • Plasmonic photovoltaics
  • Optical nanocircuits and smart analytical platforms
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Prof. Dr. Malte KALUZA

Relativistic Laser Physics

  • Generation of petawatt laser sources
  • Laser-driven particle acceleration
  • Relativistic laser-plasma interactions
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Dr. Daniil KARTASHOV

Strong Field Nanophotonics

  • Plasma based X-ray sources
  • Nonlinear optics on the nanoscale
  • Ultrabroad spectral continuum generation
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Dr. Ernst-Bernhard KLEY

Microoptics & Microstructure Technology

  • Design, modelling & fabrication of structured optical elements
  • Micro- & nanostructure technology research
  • Functional optical surfaces
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Prof. Dr. Erika KOTHE

Microbial Communication

  • Microimaging of fungal cells
  • Visualization of molecular interactions
  • Detection of communication molecules
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Jun. Prof. Dr. Jens LIMPERT

Fiber & Waveguide Lasers

  • Design of high-performance & short-pulse laser systems, Novel fiber designs
  • Fiber-optical frequency conversion
  • High repetition rate Attosecond-pulse generation and characterization
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Prof. Dr. Stefan LORKOWSKI

Imaging of Cellular Processes

  • Uptake and intracellular transport of small molecules (nutrients, metabolites and drugs)
  • Visualization of molecular processes in atherosclerosis
  • Immune cells as therapeutic targets and biological read-out systems
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Prof. Dr. Stefan NOLTE

Ultrafast Optics

  • Material processing with ultrashort laser pulses
  • 3D structuring inside transparent materials
  • Linear and nonlinear optics in discrete systems
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Prof. Dr. Gerhard PAULUS

Nonlinear Optics

  • Quantum optics with single optical cycles
  • Attosecond laser physics
  • Nonlinear optics with vortex beams
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Prof. Dr. Thomas PERTSCH

Nanooptics

  • Photonic nanomaterials and metamaterials
  • Nanoplasmonics
  • Nonlinear space-time dynamics
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Prof. Dr. Ulf PESCHEL

Solid State Optics

  • Integrated optics and nanophotonics
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Electromagnetic modelling
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Jun. Prof. Adrian N. PFEIFFER

Attosecond Laser Physics

  • Optical spectroscopy of attosecond dynamics
  • Quantum optics with attosecond pulses in strong field
  • Strong field induced multiple ionization
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Prof. Dr. Jürgen POPP

Biophotonics

  • Raman spectroscopy for biomedical diagnostics (microbial analysis & cell and tissue diagnostics)
  • Multimodal imaging
  • Chip based analytics and diagnostics
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Prof. Dr. Carsten RONNING

Physics of Nanoscale Solids

  • Semiconductor nanowires
  • Metasurfaces
  • Photovoltaics
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Dr. Jan ROTHHARDT

X-ray Spectroscopy and Microscopy

  • Laser-based short wavelength sources and spectroscopy
  • Nanometer scale imaging techniques
  • XUV spectroscopy of highly charged ions
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Prof. Dr. Christian RÜSSEL

Materials Science

  • Composition/Structure/Properties Relationshops of Optical Glasses
  • Glasses and Glass-Ceramics for Applications in Optics and Photonics
  • Technology of Optical Glasses
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Prof. Dr. Felix SCHACHER

Polymeric Nanostructures

  • Self-assembly of macromolecules
  • Synthesis & characterization of functional polymers
  • Hierachical structures
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Jun. Prof. Dr. Alexander SCHILLER

Biomimetic Signal Transduction

  • Phototriggered NO and CO releasing materials
  • Photosensitization of metal complexes
  • Molecular computing with sugars
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Prof. Dr. Markus A. SCHMIDT

Fiber Sensors

  • Novel concepts in fiber optics (e.g. plasmonics, metamaterials)
  • Nanophotonics
  • Biophotonic fiber sensors
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apl. Prof. Dr. Michael SCHMITT

Material- & Biophotonics

  • Non-linear multimodal microspectroscopy
  • Raman- and resonance Raman spectroscopy
  • Optical Pathology
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Prof. Dr. Ulrich SCHUBERT

Organic & Macromolecular Chemistry

  • Chemical fabrication methods for photonic materials
  • Nanolithograhy and Nanochemistry
  • Block copolymer nanostructures
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Prof. Dr. Christian SPIELMANN

Quantum Electronics

  • Generation of laser based coherent x-ray radiation
  • High resolution x-ray microscopy
  • Time resolved x-ray spectroscopy
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Dr. Isabelle STAUDE

Functional Photonic Nanostructures

  • High-index dielectric nanoparticles
  • Nanoantennas and hybrid quantum systems
  • Functional metasurfaces
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Prof. Dr. Thomas STÖHLKER

Atomic Physics in Extreme Coulomb & Laser Fields

  • x-ray spectroscopy, polarimetry & instrumentation
  • Laser-based x-ray generation
  • Strong field effects in the dynamics and structure of simple atomic systems at high-Z
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Dr. Adriana SZEGHALMI

Atomic Layer Deposition

  • Thin film coatings for optical applications
  • Technology research on novel ALD methods
  • Resonant diffractive optical elements
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Prof. Dr. Andreas TÜNNERMANN

Applied Optics

  • Design, manufacturing & characterization of advanced photonic systems (e.g. freeform optics)
  • Diode pumped solid state lasers and amplifiers
  • Laser - material interaction

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Prof. Dr. Andrey TURCHANIN

Applied Physical Chemistry & Molecular Nanotechnology

  • Emerging two-dimensional materials (graphene, carbon nanomembranes, MoS2, etc.) and their van der Waals heterostructures
  • Nanolithography and ultramicroscopy
  • Applications in electronic and optoelectronic devices
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Prof. Dr. Andreas WIPF

Quantum Physics

  • Particle production and vacuum polarization in strong fields

  • Phase transitions at high temperature and density

  • Effective action of systems with and without supersymmetry

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Prof. Dr. Lothar WONDRACZEK

Optical Materials

  • Topological origin of the properties of non-crystalline and glassy solids

  • Characterization of glasses by optical and x-ray scattering techniques
  • Development of new glass composites for optical applications
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Dr. habil. Uwe ZEITNER

Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro- and Nano-Optics

  • Nanostructuring of high-index materials
  • Optical- and electron-beam lithography
  • Application platforms for diffractive optical elements