International Research Training Group (GRK 2101)

Guided light, tightly packed: novel concepts, components and applications  

German-Canadian International Research Training Group, funded by German Research Foundation (DFG)

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The International Research Training Group "Guided light, tightly packed: novel concepts, components and applications" is a DFG funded research program driven by a transatlantic network of one German and three Canadian partners. The GRK 2101 is ultimately research oriented and its research program focuses on optical waveguides and related technologies to confine and control light in ultra-compact devices, which will allow generating, manipulating, and sensing light with unmatched precision and efficiency. The heart of the GRK 2101 is the training of the most talented young researchers. Read more...

The GRK 2101 is coordinated by the Abbe School of Photonics (ASP).

Recent News & Events

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Autumn school of the GRK 

The students of the GRK are currently attending the International Autumn School with the Canadian partners at the Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada. The program comprises talks, poster session, work discussions and a pitch workshop from Fraunhofer IOF. More...




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New Postdoctoral scientist started in October

The GRK welcomes a new member: In October the new Postdoc Alessandro Alberucci started his position in the research training group. More...




Guest Professor Wataru Watanabe

From August 10 till September 13, 2017 the GRK welcomed Prof. Wataru Watanabe from the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan at the Institute of Applied Physics in the group of Stefan Nolte. During his stay Prof. Watanabe engaged in waveguide writing in silicon by ultrashort laser pulses. More...




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