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Open Photonics Innovation - ACP's Lichtwerkstatt
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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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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
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Scientists at the University of Jena develop mechanoluminescent material systems
Mechanoluminescent material during an experiment.
Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena)
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Premiere on 25 June: Classical Music in the Botanical Garden
This year, for the first time, the university is organising its summer festival over two days.
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)
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The way out of the IAP does not always lead to optics
AI-assisted sensor technology for innovative table tennis training.
Picture: JANOVA GmbH
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Success is not a matter of luck, but of being prepared
Jan Sperrhake presents first results at the "Langen Nacht der Wissenschaften" 2019 at the Lichtwerkstatt.
Image: Lichtwerkstatt
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DIHP idea pitches for research projects in the broad field of photonics will be accepted until May 15!
Elevator Pitch 2020 of the Digital Innovation Hubs Photonics in Jena.
Image: Fraunhofer IOF Jena.

Key research areas

Application of multicolor holograms in the lab.
Ultra Optics
Lasers, nanooptics & materials,, 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