NOA spring school 2020 in Jena.
Two experienced postdocs are invited to found their own independent research group in the great Jena photonics environment.
NOA spring school 2020 in Jena.
Image: Anna Schroll

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 JenaExternal link, the Helmholtz Institute JenaExternal link, the Leibniz Institute of Photonic TechnologyExternal link, and the Deutsches Optisches Museum (D.O.M.)External link. 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

Key research areas

Application of multicolor holograms in the lab.
Lasers, nanooptics & materials,, quantum technologies
Penultimate amplification stage of the high-power POLARIS laser system.
Ultrahigh peak-power, relativistic lasers and x-ray optics
Microfluidic-photonic chip.
Novel spectroscopy, multimodal imaging, chip-based diagnostics
Prof. em. Hans Bachor (ANU Canberra).
The combination of Jena University and Fraunhofer in optics is really unique in Europe. The integration in Jena looks seamless.
Prof. Dr. em. Hans Bachor, The Australian National University, Canberra.
Image: Screenshot: Rudrakant Sollapur