Last week Prof. Andreas Tünnermann was informed by the German Research Foundation (DFG), that the joint research college with Canadian Institutes can be started.

An overall sum of 4 Mio Euro enables in Jena nine Phd-students and one Postdoc to work at the International Research Training Group (IRTG) "Guided light, tightly packed: novel concepts, components and applications", which is coordinated in Jena by the Abbe School of Photonics. A similar number of young researchers will be participating in the Canadian partner institutions, the University of Toronto, Université Laval (Quebec) and the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), located close to Montreal.

The research program of the IRTG focusses on optical waveguides and related technologies to confine and control light in ultra-compact devices, which will allow generating, manipulating, and sensing light with unmatched precision and efficiency. Forefront fundamental research is focused on novel fiber structures, precision laser structuring, and photonic materials with tailored properties. Based on the developed fundamental concepts and technologies for the dense integration of photonic elements with comprehensive functionality the IRTG investigates their exploitation for the realization of novel telecommunication devices, biomedical sensors, integrated quantum systems, and laser sources, as well as production technologies, and green technologies.

The training program of the most talented young researchers will emphasize their independent research spirit by giving them a large degree of freedom to reach their individual scientific goals by supporting them with a comprehensive course program to fully establish their scientific, personal, and cultural basis. The selection program for the researchers has already started and the new IRTG 2101 scientist will start in September 2015. A joint workshop with all partners is planned for the end of October in Canada.

More information:

Prof. Andreas Tünnermann
Phone: 03641/9-47800

News from: 17.07.2015 10:29
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