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Institut für Nanophotonik Göttingen e.V.

Research Center

Hans-Adolf-Krebs-Weg 1
37077 Göttingen


The Institute for Nanophotonics Göttingen acts in close cooperation with research institutions and industrial enterprises from all over the world in the area of application-orientated laser research, thus contributing as an intermediary between research and industry to the opening up of new and promising markets.

The institute currently has four scientific departments: Optical Nanoscopy, Short Pulses / Nanostructures, Optics / Short Wavelengths and Photonic Sensor Techno­logies. They have gained worldwide reputation for research and development in the fields of laser physics, laser measurement techniques and use of lasers. This reputation is reflected in a multitude of international cooperations and development orders. Synergies between the universities, the institutes of the Max Planck Society and the regional precision mechanics and optics industries have developed. The research activities range from the development of contact-free laser measurement techniques used for environment relevant areas to product processing, as well as the manufacturing of new products using laser radiation and the development of new laser systems. The research and development results are commercialized by national and international industrial partners or distributed under a licensing agreement.

Institut für Nanophotonik Göttingen e.V.

Institut für Nanophotonik Göttingen e.V.

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The equipment comprises lasers and laser systems for various applications, analytical equipment for the characterization of materials, optics and surfaces, and various optical microscopy techniques. 

  • Short pulse lasers and optical systems for nanostructure formation and micro-optical structures
  • Photonic sensor technologies (combustion diagnostics, bio- and environmental analytics, security- and process technology)
  • Optical microscopy and nanoscopy (STED microscopy, SMS microscopy)
  • Optics characterization, beam propagation, EUV radiation

Services include feasibility studies, contract research, and prototype development in the fields of laser applications and optical technologies.

  • Absorption measurements
  • Beam profiler / caustic scan measurements
  • EUV-/XUV-Pinehole camera
  • Feasibility studies for surface nanostructuring
  • Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensor
  • Laboratory-scale plasma source
  • Phase masks and dielectric masks
  • Research and development services
  • Stretched flexible hollow fiber for pulse compression
  • Table-Top EUV Source&Schwarzschild Objective
  • UV femtosecond laser systems
  • Wavefront curvature sensor
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