Ultra Optics constitutes a synergistic combination of nanooptics, laser physics, photonic materials, optical systems and quantum technologies. The combination of these fields into one common key research area fundamentally opens new possibilities for generating and controlling light in a spatio-temporal way using virtually arbitrary properties. In this way, a bridge is built between fundamental research and industrial applications.
ACP's key research area Ultra Optics was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as a "Center for Innovation Competence" (ZIK) in 2005. ACP's quantum technolgies are particularly supported by the Thuringian Innovation Center for Quantum Optics and Sensing - InQuoSens).