ACP principal scientist group picture at the retreat 2014 in Suhl.

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ACP principal scientist group picture at the retreat 2014 in Suhl.
Image: Ringberghotel Suhl

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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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
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Physical limits aren’t the end of the road
Why scientific knowledge needs a theoretical foundation​
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Prof. Dr Ulf Peschel and Prof. Dr Stefanie Gräfe are spokespersons for the SFB "NOA".
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Six million euros for the Quantum Hub Thuringia
Inauguration ceremony of the Quantum Hub Thüringen in 2021. Prof. Kai-Uwe Sattler (President of the Technical University ...
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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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Six million euros for quantum technologies
New research network “Quantum Hub Thüringen” launched
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Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann stellt den neuen "Quantum Hub Thüringen" vor.
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Tailored metasurfaces: German-Australian IRTG 2675 will start in January 2022
The DFG has just announced to set up the International Research Training Group (IRTG) 2675 "Tailored metasurfaces - ...
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Prof. Isabelle Staude, German spokesperson of the new IRTG 2675 "Tailored metasurfaces".
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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