Quantum optical setup.

SFB/CRC 1375 NOA - Nonlinear Optics down to Atomic scales

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Quantum optical setup.
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

Abbe Center of Photonics

Application of multicolor holograms in the lab.
Ultra Optics
Lasers, nanooptics & materials, opt.systems, quantum technologies
Penultimate amplification stage of the high-power POLARIS laser system.
Strong Field Physics
Ultrahigh peak-power, relativistic lasers and x-ray optics
Microfluidic-photonic chip.
Novel spectroscopy, multimodal imaging, chip-based diagnostics
Front facet of the ACP building in 2019. Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

The 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 de. Research is conducted in joint cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute Jena, the Helmholtz Institute Jena, the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, and the German Optics Museum. In the last years, ACP has become 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. read more


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A sharper look at the interior of semiconductors
A research team is developing a high-resolution imaging technique that can be used to investigate materials in a ...
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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Paulus, Doktorand Felix Wiesner und Dr. Silvio Fuchs (v. l.) in einem Laserlabor.
7 Jan 2021 · Light
Refined process enables high-strength thin glass
Materials scientist Lothar Wondraczek receives renewed support from the European Research Council
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Glaschemiker wollen ein Verfahren zur thermischen Härtung von sehr dünnem Glas weiterentwickeln.
17 Dec 2020 · Light
Physics breakthrough of the year
International Team is awarded the Breakthrough of the Year 2020 prize by Physics World magazine
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Silvana Botti und Jens Renè Suckert, deren Forschung als Durchbruch des Jahres ausgezeichnet wurde.
17 Dec 2020 · Light
CRIMSON - Coherent Raman Imaging for the Molecular Study of Diseases
The new European project CRIMSON builds on the participance of three partners from Jena.
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Setup for mass spectroscopy as a referential method for biophotonic imaging based on Coherent Raman Scattering (CRS).
8 Dec 2020 · Light
Master’s programme in Photonics on the way to a digital future
DAAD funds digitisation of international study programme at the University of Jena
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Die digitale Lehre, hier Johannes Kretzschmar im Einsatz, wird im Studiengang Photonics ausgebaut.
30 Nov 2020 · Light
Our MSc Photonics application 2021 is open now - including Master's degree scholarships
Our prestigious Master program does continue online AND on-campus - eligible Bachelor graduates are strongly encouraged to ...
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High harmonic generation laboratory in the Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics.
29 Nov 2020 · Light
A high-res, low-cost, modular microscope
Young Jena research team develops optical modules for research and training
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The UC2 development team (from left to right) Benedict Diederich, René Lachmann and Barbora Maršíková.
25 Nov 2020 · Light
Awarded for contributions in XUV laser technology
ACP principal scientist and laser physicist Jan Rothhardt receives Röntgen Prize 2020
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Dr. Jan Rothhardt.
19 Nov 2020 · Light
Nonlinear Ionization Dynamics of Hot Dense Plasma Observed in a Laser-Plasma Amplifier
Researchers have succeeded in directly observing the formation and interaction of highly ionized krypton plasma
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Jenaer Physiker bereiten den Aufbau für die Untersuchung einer Laser-Plasma-Quelle vor.
Prof. Yuri S. KIVSHARL
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