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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Student from Ukraine receives this year’s DAAD Prize for international students at Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Ukrainian student Andriiana Raikova receives this year's DAAD Award.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of 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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12 th October 2022 via ZOOM
Illustration of Photon-pair generation within Lithium Niobate Waveguides on Silicon Substrate.
Illustration: Johannes Kretzschmar
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Abbe Center of Photonics trio receives teaching prize from the University of Jena
The award-winning trio: Johannes Kretzschmar, David Zakoth and Sabine Best (from left to right).
Image: Jürgen Scheere (University of Jena)
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A team of physicists has developed optical fibers that can do more than just direct light.
The Vietnamese Ph.D. candidate Quyet Ngo investigates optical fibers.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Celebrating a decade of DoKDoK - 29th August 2022 to 2nd September 2022 in the beautiful town of Arnstadt, Thuringia!
Announcement of the DokDok conference, 29.08.-02.09.2022 in Arnstadt, Germany.
Image: DokDok 2022 organizing team

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