Experimental setup for the generation of THz radiation.


ACP comprises more than 50 professors and independent research group leaders as well as a lean and highly specialized management and executive structure.
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Experimental setup for the generation of THz radiation.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)

Abbe Center of Photonics

Front facet of the ACP building in 2019. 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


6 Dec 2021 · Light
Turbo boost for materials research
Researchers train AI to predict new compounds
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Jena physicist Prof. Dr Silvana Botti was part of the research team.
3 Dec 2021 · Light
Master's programs in Physics and Photoncis ranked top by the national CHE evaluation
New CHE ranking shows Master's Students give the University of Jena Top Marks in Physics, Photonics and Mathematics.
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Die Physik-Masterstudiengänge der Uni Jena gehören zu den bundesweit besten, so das CHE-Ranking.
18 Nov 2021 · Light
Zwobbel enables innovative laser material processing
Spin-off of the University of Jena receives the Thuringian "ThEx Award" in the category "Founding"
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Firmenchefin Dr. Claudia Reinlein (M.) bei der Preisverleihung.
18 Nov 2021 · Light
Cooperation Across Continents
ACP Principal Scientist Volker Deckert receives Changjiang Scholar Award
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Prof. Dr. Volker Deckert im Labor.
17 Nov 2021
Election as Vice-President of German Rectors’ Conference
Prof. Walter Rosenthal will be responsible for Research on the Executive Board of the German Rectors’ Conference from 1...
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Prof. Dr Walter Rosenthal.
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Extremely thin crystals as laser light sources
Laser emission detected at room temperature: Semiconductors made of three atomic layers could form the basis for novel lasers
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2D materials embedded in mirrors can emit laser light at room temperature.

Key research areas

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
Prof. Dr. Javier AIZPURUAL
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