The Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) in Jena is an application oriented research facility institutionally funded by the German Free State of Thuringia. It is organized as a non-profit association with the legal status of a convention. The R&D program is supervised by a Scientific Advisory Council with members from the scientific community and the industry. Embedded in the Beutenberg science campus of Jena, about 240 IPHT employees and 60 national and international guest scientists are working at the institute whose R&D activities are coordinated by its scientific director Prof. Jürgen Popp. IPHT is internationally recognized for its basic and applied research in the fields of Biophotonics, Fibre Optics and Thin Film Photovoltaics, which are supported by the technological research topics Photonic Systems, Micro-/Nanotechnology and Fibre Technology. Thereby, the research philosophy of the IPHT is to provide custom-made solutions for practical applications with the goal to overcome technological boundaries. By developing novel scientific concepts as starting points for the development of innovative devices and systems in close collaboration with numerous industrial and academic partners, the scope of IPHT's work reaches from the basic research over the application-oriented development up to the realization of prototypes and the technology transfer to industry.
Institute of Photonic Technology e.V.
Prof. Jürgen Popp
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