The team of the nonlinear optics group in Jena.


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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


29 Sep 2021 · Light
Melting glasses from unmeltable compounds
Chemists at the University of Jena developed methods for manufacturing glasses from non-melting compounds
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Vahid Nozari untersucht am Mikroskop das synthetische Glas, das aus einem MOF-Material besteht.
9 Sep 2021 · Light
High-speed modulation by crystalline symmetry
ACP physicists and chemists are working methods for non-linear optical signal modulation in 2D materials. A team led by ACP ...
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A sketch of the all-optical SH polarization modulation. The control pulse is polarized along the ZZ direction whereas the probe pulse is polarized along the AC direction of an MoS2 sample.
18 Aug 2021 · Light · Life · Liberty
Information events on studying abroad on 6 & 14 October 2021
Find out now, apply during winter semester
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2 Aug 2021 · Light
Photonic quantum technologies on the rise
On the occassion of the visit of Thuringian's secretary of state Carsten Feller on July 27th, ACP scientists demonstrated ...
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Demonstration in ACP's quantum communication lab by Dr. Fabian Steinlechner.
29 Jul 2021 · Light
Encrypted communication using quantum processors
Physics team of the University of Jena and CiS Forschungsinstitut awarded substantial innovation prize
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Dr. Falk Eilenberger (l.), Kim Lammers (m.) und Dr. Tobias Vogl (r.) sind Teil des Gewinnerteams.
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19-22 July 2021: NOA Half-term Meeting
This year's Half-term Meeting will take place at the Normannenhaus Jena
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Poster Half-term Meeting
Prof. Dr. Asger MORTENSEN

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

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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