Study support

ASP coordination team

All students of the Abbe School of Photonics are supported by a highly specialized team which can provide dedicated support to ASP students throughout each stage of their studies. Moreover, there are welcome tutors for incoming freshmen as well as dedicated tutorials specifically for reaching the milestones of the first semester at our school.


>> link to the coordination team



ACP photonics computer pool

The computer pool in the ACP building, newly installed in 2016, is used for PC-based photonics lectures and seminars such as, e.g., computational photonics, optics design, and many others. All 24 PCs are equipped with the following software packages:

  • Comsol 5.2a
  • Igor Pro 6.37
  • MATLAB R2015b
  • Math Type 6
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • MiKTeX 2.9
  • Origin Pro 2015G
  • Python 3.5
  • Virtual Lab Fusion (User Experience Edition 2016)
  • Visual Studio 2015
  • Wolfram Mathematica 11
  • ZEMAX OpticStudio 16.5


Apart from the lectures and seminars, the ACP computer pool is open to all members of the University on working days from 7:45 am until 6 pm. Any student and/or scientist can log in and perform an individual training with these software packages. The login is provided via the regular, personalized university account.


ASP photonics library

The Abbe School of Photonics has built an in-house library stock of special and up-to-date literature on photonics. This stock particularly hosts books which are strongly recommended for accompanying studies during the first, second and third semester of the M.Sc. Photonics course. This literature stock for students continues the previous offer of the Thuringian University and Federal State Library (ThULB) at the Beutenberg Campus, which was restructured in 2019. The photonics literature includes, but is not limited to, the state of the art on fundamentals of photonics, quantum optics, optics design, biophotonics, optical engineering and laser physics.

A detailed list of all available books is available here.

The ACP photonics stock contains more than 90 book titles, which can be accessed and rented for home studies by every photonics Master's degree or doctoral student in the second floor of the ACP main building. To access or to borrow any of these books, please contact .

>> ACP photonics library content