The team of the nonlinear optics group in Jena.
The Abbe Center of Photonics cross-links the research activities of its principal and visiting scientists together with around 300 doctoral and more than 150 Master's degree students
The team of the nonlinear optics group in Jena.
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (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


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Joint achievement of the university awarded
Prof. Walter Rosenthal is "University Manager of the Year 2022".
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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DIHP idea pitches for research projects in the broad field of photonics will be accepted until December 14, 2022.
Elevator Pitch 2020 of the Digital Innovation Hubs Photonics in Jena.
Image: Fraunhofer IOF Jena.
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The first online conference on digital education held in the twin of the Abbe Center of Photonics.
Jena Online Symposium for Digital Education in STEM 2022.
Image: Subham Adak, ASP Jena.
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Research team from Jena and Grenoble uses ultrafast camera to measure how luminous centres in nanowires decay
PhD student Christian T. Plass looks at a sample produced with the ion accelerator.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Physicists at Friedrich Schiller University together with European colleagues find a solution for the controllable separation of the undesired bonding between nano-components
Dr Falko Schmidt uses a heatable microscope lens to separate nano components from one another.
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)
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Launch of the RAINBOW project at Fraunhofer IOF.
Quantum Lab visit at Fraunhofer IOF in October 2022.
Image: Fraunhofer IOF

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. Igal Brener
"I think that the level of research and teaching makes the ACP one of the best places to pursue a career in optics."
Prof. Dr. Igal Brener, Sandia National Laboratories and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA