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


Congrats, Rudru!


On March 26 our first funded doctoral student Rudrakant Sollapur successfully defended his thesis. More...



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Kick-off meeting


Our nine new docoral students went for a Kick-off meeting to Canada and introduced tehmselves to our research partners. More...




Paper Award for Max


Our doctoral student Maximilian Heck received the "Best Student Paper Award" at the "SPIE.LASE 2019" in San Fransisco. More...




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