Researcher working on a uantum photon source for entangled photon pairs.
The first transregional center for quantum photonics at the universities of Jena, Stuttgart and Ulm offers around 50 scientists a cross-disciplinary and cross-location platform for research and exchange.
Researcher working on a uantum photon source for entangled photon pairs.
Image: Fraunhofer IOF

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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ACP and Fraunhofer IOF partner to enable students' experiments wiht "IBM QSystemOne".
Quantum education lab qp-tech at ACP headed by Dr. Rudrakant Sollapur.
Image: Fraunhofer IOF Jena
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Designation as an Optica Senior Member
Dr. Jisha Chandroth Pannian at her desk.
Image: Ira Winkler (University Jena)
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Johannes Kretzschmar, David Zakoth and Sabine Best of the Abbe School of Photonics were honored for their innovative teaching concepts.
From left to right: Johannes Kretzschmar, David Zakoth, and Sabine Best
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)
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The Abbe Center of Photonics and the Xi'an Technological University School of Optoelectronic Engineering have intensified their cooperation with a new Memorandum of Understanding.
Six ASP MSc Photonics students studying in Jena as part of a cooperation with XATU-SOEE
Image: Dorit Schmidt, FSU Jena
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Topping-out ceremony for the new research building, alumni get-together and celebrations with the Fraunhofer IOF
Audience of the topping-out ceremony
Image: Ira Winkler (University Jena)

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