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DoKDoK 2023

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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Thank you for submitting your abstract for DoKDoK 2023.

To ensure smooth transportation for all participants to our conference venue, we have organized a bus service operating from Erfurt. Comprehensive transportation information will be relayed to all attendees through email.

A commonly asked question: Accommodation rates for hotel rooms are as follows - €80 per person, per night for single rooms, and €57,50 per person, per night for double rooms.

DoKDoK 2023

The Abbe School of Photonics is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated return of DoKDoK in 2023, marking the eleventh time this prestigious conference will be held. Taking place in the charming town of Luisenthal, Germany, nestled in the heart of the beautiful nature of the forest "Thüringer Wald", from August 28th to September 1st, DoKDoK 2023 promises to be an unforgettable experience for all attendees. [Hotel LinkExternal link]

This conference provides an unparalleled platform for scientific discourse, insightful keynotes, engaging industry exhibitions, and delightful social events. It attracts brilliant minds from all over the world, giving young scholars a unique opportunity to interact with distinguished researchers and industry experts. You won't want to miss out on this exceptional chance to engage in academic and social exchange with like-minded individuals.

To make your experience as seamless as possible, we are delighted to provide transportation from Erfurt to the venue, which will be managed by the conference. For a fee of just 150 Euros, you'll enjoy lunch, coffee breaks, dinner, a social day activity, and a conference dinner. Please note that the conference fee does not include accommodation charges in the hotel.

Don't wait any longer to secure your place at DoKDoK 2023! Be sure to check out our poster for this year's conference and watch the introduction videos from our esteemed former speakers to stay up-to-date with all the latest news and updates. Join us for an unforgettable experience at DoKDoK 2023 in the midst of the stunning nature of the Thüringer Wald forest!

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Code of conduct
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DoKDoK 2023 strictly follows Friedrich Schiller University Jena's code of conduct, promoting equality, non-discrimination, and respect for all attendees. We provide a safe environment and urge anyone experiencing any form of discrimination, harassment, or violence to seek assistance from our designated support services for confidential and supportive counseling. Together, let's create a respectful and inclusive atmosphere at DoKDoK 2023.


  • 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?

    Participating in the conference is possible either through a talk or poster presentation. Preference will be given to the ones who will attend the whole conference. 

    For more details, please visit Submit Abstract.

  • Submission and Registration Information

    All accepted participants are required to register and pay the conference fee. This fee includes the shuttle transport to and from the conference venue, food and beverages during the conference, as well as the participation in the Social Day program and the Conference Dinner. The accomodation costs are NOT included in the fee, but rooms at the conference venue are available and have been reserved for the participants.

    Abstract Submission Deadline: June 19th, 2023

    Registration Deadline: July 31st, 2023

    Conference Fee: 150 Euros

  • 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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Location of Conference

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

Our Sponsors

Image: Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP)
Image: Carl Zeiss Stiftung
Image: MPSP
Image: Leibniz IPHT e.V.
Image: Helmholtz Institute Jena
Image: TOPAG Lasertechnik GmbH
Image: TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
Image: Carl Zeiss AG
Image: optiX fab GmbH
Image: Optics Balzers Jena GmbH
Image: OPTICA SPIE Student Chapter of Jena
Image: AHF analysentechnik AG
Image: TOPTICA Photonics AG
Image: asphericon GmbH
Image: OptoNet e.V.
Image: Zurich Instruments Germany GmbH
Image: LightTrans International GmbH
Image: Hamamatsu Photonics Deutschland GmbH
Image: Thorlabs GmbH
Image: Menlo Systems GmbH
Image: Schäfter+Kirchhoff GmbH