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

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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Inauguration ceremony of the Quantum Hub Thüringen in 2021. Prof. Kai-Uwe Sattler, Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee, and Prof. Walter Rosenthal.
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Prof. Dr. Gerhard Paulus, Doktorand Felix Wiesner und Dr. Silvio Fuchs (v. l.) in einem Laserlabor.
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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

Principal scientists, organization and key infrastructure

ACP principal scientist group picture at the retreat 2014 in Suhl.
Principal scientists
Principal scientists and their research groups within ACP.
ACP/ASP team 2020.
Management and team
Board of directors, executive office and team members.
Front facet of the ACP research building in Jena.
ACP key infrastructure for academic research and teaching.
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