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 Thuringian University and Federal State Library (ThULB) is hosting a well-equipped library in the upper floor of the Abbe-Zentrum Beutenberg at the Campus Beutenberg. When leaving the ACP research building, this quiet and convenient place can be reached by foot within two minutes.


Since 2016, ACP has contributed to enrich this library also with students literature and books on optics and photonics, particularly those books which are strongly recommended for accompanying studies during the first, second and third semester of the M.Sc. Photonics course. The photonics literature includes but is not limited to the state-of-the-art of fundamentals of photonics, quantum optics, optics design, biophotonics, optical engineering and laser physics. Some books are for short-term loan and some for in-library use only. Moreover, the library offers free WiFi, copy services, computer stations and carrel desks for self-studies.


>> link to the library (including opening hours)

>> list of the available photonics books in the library