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On June 23 at 6:15 pm, ACP principal scientist Prof. Markus Schmidt will present his inaugural lecture titled "Optische Glasfasern - eine Plattform für die Photonik" at the auditorium of the university's main building.

The goal of the scientific work of Markus Schmidt's group is to implement novel optical concepts and to place nanostructured elements into fibers while using these devices in various areas of optics, mainly in biophotonics. The group is focusing on plasmonic and metamaterials in fibers - realized by placing nanoscale metallic wires and elements into fibers - in order to observe exciting effects such as Fano resonances or slow light. Furthermore, with his research Markus Schmidt targets electrically active fibers for electro-static particle traps, places unusual materials into the fibers such as chalcogenide, liquids or semiconductors to implement all kinds of in-fiber devices in areas such as nonlinear optics, modulators or integrated detectors.

The Fiber Sensors group is located at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology in Jena and has a Europe-wide outstanding infrastructure to facilitate nano- and microstructured optical fibers.

ACP principal scientist Prof. Markus Schmidt is head of the Fiber Sensors Group at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT).

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