Laser setup in the Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics.
Principal scientists and doctoral students from the Abbe Center of Photonics are publishing more than 400 papers per year in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Laser setup in the Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics.
Image: Jens Meyer (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 JenaExternal link, the Helmholtz Institute JenaExternal link, the Leibniz Institute of Photonic TechnologyExternal link, and the Deutsches Optisches Museum (D.O.M.)External link. 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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Prof. em. Hans Bachor (ANU Canberra).
The combination of Jena University and Fraunhofer in optics is really unique in Europe. The integration in Jena looks seamless.
Prof. Dr. em. Hans Bachor, The Australian National University, Canberra.
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