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DoKDoK 2024

Jena's famous and by now traditional "Doctoral Students' Conference for the Discussion of Optical Concepts" - a conference series by doctoral students for doctoral students.
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DoKDoK 2024

After the resounding success of DoKDoK 2023, we are thrilled to announce the organising of DoKDoK 2024. With the experiences gained from the past events, feedback from our previous participants, speakers and other attendees, we are excited to work hard for the upcoming event. We are looking forward to meeting new people to share new research, knowledge and make new connections. 

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  • What is DoKDoK?

    DoKDoK is a scientific conference for doctoral (PhD) and master's students in all areas of optics and photonics. The conference aims to help young researchers connect with each other, exchange knowledge, and polish their conference presentation skills by offering an authentic atmosphere for scientific exchange at eye level.

    DoKDoK is hosted by the Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The conference is traditionally organized by a team of ASP doctoral students.

  • What topics does DoKDoK cover?

    The conference addresses doctoral students, master's students, and 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 get into close 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 address 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.

  • How can I participate in DoKDoK?

    To be updated soon.

  • Submission and Registration Information

    To be updated soon. 

  • Previous DoKDoK events

Testimonials from previous speakers

Dr. Hendrik Huthoff
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Dr. Markus Gräfe
Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)
Dr. Philip Russell FRS
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Prof. Rich Mildren
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Prof. Dr. Silvana Botti
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Sven Kiontke
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Feel free to have a look into the archives of former ASP events , including various DoKDoK events!

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