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

Prof. Ignacio Cirac

Guest lecture by Prof. Ignacio Cirac 

On January 9, 2018 Prof. Ignacio Cirac from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics presented his recent work in our GRK seminar





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9 positions available in GRK 

The GRK 2101 is recruiting 9 new doctoral researchers in the field of experimental and theoretical optical physics. The position are funded by the DFG and should start in September 2018. Application deadline is February 28, 2018. Apply now! 





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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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