When will DoKDoK finally be back?

We planned to have the next DoKDoK in March 2021 in beautiful Arnstadt - but the pandemic restrictions (and the pandemic) realistically do not allow us to do so. Thus, DokDok will again be shifted. We are still hoping and looking foward to finding an alternative date, but still in 2021 - stay tuned!


The submission for DoKDoK 2021 will be open again once the new date is fixed.

•Submission deadline: tba (2021)
•Early bird registration: tba (2021)
•Conference Fee: 150€ (early bird) / 250€

What is DoKDoK?

DoKDoK is a scientific conference for doctoral (PhD) and master students in all areas of Optics and Photonics. The conferences aims to help young researchers to connect with each other, exchange knowledge, polish their conference presentation skills by offering an authentic atmosphere for scientific exchange at eye level. Thanks to all participants for taking part in DoKDoK 2019! The Report is now online!

DoKDoK is hosted by the Abbe School of Photonics of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. The conference is traditionally organized by a team of doctoral students of this graduate school.

Who were the Keynote speakers in 2019?


Prof. Dr. Timo Mappes

Director Deutsches Optisches Museum,
Professor for the History of Physics, FSU

"Optics & Photonics: Competences

for Research in Academia & Industry"

Dr. Torsten Feigl

CEO optiX fab GmbH

"EUV Optics - Challenging the Pico World"



Dr. Markus Gräfe

Project leader, Fraunhofer IOF

"Quantum-Enhanced Imaging"

Dr. Thomas Kaiser

Postdoc at the Institute of Applied Physics, FSU

"There and Back Again - a Wild Journey

through the Wonderland of Nanooptics"



Jun. Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Soavi

Research Group Leader, IFK, FSU

"Nonlinear optics with

graphene hot-electrons"

Dr. Hendrik Huthoff

Scientific Manager of the Jena School
of Microbial Communication, FSU

"Once in a Life time - the ups and

downs of a career in science"


Huthoff 2

What topics does DoKDoK cover?

The conference addresses doctoral students, master students, or young post-docs working in Optics and Photonics. Technical sessions will cover topics including Ultrafast Optics, Non-linear Optics, Biophotonics, Spectroscopy, Microscopy & Imaging, Micro- & Nanooptics, Quantum Optics, Optical Sensing & Metrology, Optical System Design, Semiconductor Optics, Fiber Optics, and more.

Why should I participate in DoKDoK?

DoKDoK provides doctoral students the unique chance to closely get in contact with other young researchers. The flat hierarchy creates an innovative and open minded environment to present and discuss achievements and new ideas, as well as difficulties in the scientific work of young researchers. Additionally, the scientific program will be supplemented by keynote lectures from experienced scientists at the top of their fields. Furthermore, company representatives will give insights into job and career opportunities.

Your DoKDoK 2021 organization team
Doctoral students at the Abbe School of Photonics

Thanks to our supporters!

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