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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Lens Design Workshop


From August 27 - 31 the GRK is offering a workshop in Lens Design for all students of the International Research Training Group from both, Canadian and German institutions. More...



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Summer School in Montréal


In June 2018 the German and Canadian partners of the GRK 2101 / Create program met in Montréal on the occasion of the 20th Photonics North conference for the 3. International Summer School . More...



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Successful recruitment


On May 17, 2018 the GRK 2101 held its third recruitment to fill 9 new Phd positions starting in September 2018. Overall 18 candidates out of more than 100 were selected to present themselves . More...




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