Ultra Optics constitutes a synergistic combination of Nano Optics and Laser Physics, with major contributions from the two enabling fields Photonic Materials and Optical Systems. The combination of these fields into one common key research area fundamentally opens new possibilities for generating and controlling light in a spatio-temporal way using virtually arbitrary properties. In this way, a bridge is built between fundamental research and industrial applications.

Research groups

  • Quantum Optics (Junior Research Group, BMBF)
    Dr. Frank Setzpfandt
  • Optics in 2D materials (Junior Research Group, BMBF)
    Dr. Falk Eilenberger
  • Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro- and Nanooptics
    apl. Prof. Dr. Uwe Zeitner
  • Applied Computational Optics
    Prof. Dr. Frank Wyrowski
  • Atomic Layer Deposition (Emmy Noether Research group, DFG)
    Dr. Adriana Szeghalmi
  • Condensed Matter Theory
    Prof. Dr. Silvana Botti
  • Fiber Optics
    Prof. Dr. Hartmut Bartelt
  • Fiber Sensors
    Prof. Dr. Markus A. Schmidt
  • Fiber & Waveguide Lasers
    Prof. Dr. Jens Limpert
  • Functional Photonic Nanostructures (Emmy Noether Research group, DFG)
    Jun. Prof. Dr. Isabelle Staude
  • High-speed 3D sensors in extended spectral ranges (Junior Research Group, BMBF)
    Dr. Stefan Heist
  • Nano Optics
    Prof. Dr. Thomas Pertsch
  • Optical Materials
    Prof. Lothar Wondraczek
  • Optical System Design
    Prof. Dr. Herbert Gross
  • Applied Photonics
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann
  • Solid State Optics
    Prof. Dr. Ulf Peschel
  • Structure-Property Relationships in Glasses
    Jun. Prof. Dr. Delia Brauer
  • Ultrafast Optics
    Prof. Dr. Stefan Nolte


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