Institute of Photonic Technology


The Vision of the IPHT is “Harnessing light carries beyond limits”. There exists a very close collaboration between the Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) and the Friedrich Schiller-University Jena (FSU), since leading scientists of the IPHT are faculty at the Uni Jena. Most importantly, the coordinator, Prof. Popp embodies the direct link between the two institutions since he is both scientific director of the IPHT and director of the Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC). Since Prof. Popp‟s research efforts at the IPHT and the IPC are mainly focused towards the development and application of innovative photonic techniques the organizational entangling of both institutions is constantly increasing. This process is e.g.demonstrated by the junior research group within the framework of the Jenaer BioChip Initiative (JBCI) which was formed in 2006 and is affiliated with the IPC and located at the IPHT. Thus in the follwing besides a description of the IPHT also the IPC will be introduced in detail.


Institute of Photonic Technology e.V.
POB 100239
D-07702 Jena



Contact person

Prof. Dr. Juergen Popp