Photonics is a strongly growing sector of the economy and a major research area in Europe. In Thuringia and in particular in Jena, the scientific and industrial location is shaped by universities, research institutes and companies in the field of optics and photonics. While the number of young, well-trained female graduates is high, women who hold a leading position in academia and high-tech industry are still underrepresented.
Photonic detection deals with the research and implementation of systems used in the efficient, time-resolved, and spatially-resolved detection of light. Application fields include
The goal is to develop instruments with maximum sensitivity and to research novel sensor classes for biophotonic application fields.
To successfully fulfill such a mission, the creation and maintenance of a comprehensive chain of supporting, complementary technologies is required that build on targeted fundamental research and make the technical implementation of quantum-based sensor concepts and their system integration possible in highly sensitive measurement systems. Leibniz-IPHT has taken it upon itself to research basic solutions in new measurement technology in the life sciences and contributes to the sustainable solution of a central social issue.