Control of the delay line of a femtosecond laser system.

Our photonics research

In Jena, research in optics and photonics is performed under the umbrella of the Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP) which is strongly intertwined with ASP.
Control of the delay line of a femtosecond laser system.
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
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Image: Abbe Center of Photonics

In Jena, both fundamental and application-oriented research in optics and photonics is performed under the umbrella of the Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP). ACP is comprised of more than 50 principal scientists affiliated with institutes spanning four university departments as well as with three non-university research institutes. 

The Friedrich Schiller Unviersity Jena has identified and distinguished LIGHT as one of its profile lines within the triad LIGHT-LIFE-LIBERTYExternal link, which represent our university's long-term institutional strategy. These aspects shape the university's scientific profile and are represented by the community of ACP scientists - with ACP as the key player of the LIGHTExternal link. The broad scope of ACP research ranges from fundamental topics such as relativistic optics or novel photonic materials to fields of the highest practical relevance. For the public, we offer detailed information about research areas of all ACP principal scientists. Covering a broad variety of different research topics, one of ACP's main goals is to concentrate on and conduct research in the following three key research areas:

Application of multicolor holograms in the lab.
Nanooptics, lasers, photonic materials, optical systems, quantum
Penultimate amplification stage of the high-power POLARIS laser system.
Ultrahigh peak power, nonlinear & relativistic lasers, x-rays
Dr. Silke Keiner und Ms. Twinkle Vohra working at the laser scanning microscope.
Spectroscopy, bioimaging, biospectroscopy, chip-based diagnostics