Institut für Nanophotonik Göttingen e.V.
Institut für Nanophotonik Göttingen e.V.

Germany: Lower Saxony


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… 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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Automotive - Electronics - Environment - Healthcare - Machinery - Measurement
High-performance, high precision processing - Monitoring and control - Process industry (processing of novel materials, structures, etc.) - Smart Manufacturing / Industry 4.0 - Electronic and optical functional materials - Smart and multifunctional materials (incl. phase change, shape memory, self-healing, self-manufacturing) - Surface engineering and coatings - Optoelectronics (optical networks, optical sensors) - Nanoparticles Nanowires and tubes - Nanostructured coatings - Laser based applications - Optical components & systems - Optical fibres