Lab worker in clean room with microstructure on mounting material
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Microstructure Technology

Lab worker in clean room with microstructure on mounting material
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

Influencing light by nanostructures is a key enabling technology for the upcoming century. We as Microstructure Technology group aim for the advancement of the fabrication methods used to make these structures and provides these to academia and industry.

The group is operating in more than 1500m² joint cleanroom facilities (<ISO4) together with IPHT and IOF to provide the full process chain on wafer scales up to 300 mm.

Recent scientific highlights:

  • Ultra low noise microstructured mirrors for 12000-finesse laser cavity
  • Meta-mirrors for power stabilization at Einstein Telescope (gravitational wave astronomy)
  • Novel phase mask for Fiber Bragg gratings
  • Sub-Nanometer uncertainty dimensional metrology
  • Line-edge roughness as challenge for meta materials
  • Switchable meta materials
  • Bound states in the continuum for optomechanical light control
  • All-optical Light Control
  • Spectral range: From X-Ray to FIR
  • Micro-Optics for Quantum Devices
  • Low loss Lithium niobate on insulator waveguides

Do you need specialized nanostructures for your science? Please contact us, we are always open to fruitful collaboration.

For students: we are regularly providing Bachelor, Master and PhD Positions and the lecture on Micro/NanotechnologyExternal link every summer semester. A practical lab course is upcoming…

Thomas Siefke, Dr
Responsible Person
Portrait Thomas Siefke
Image: Ira Winkler (Universität Jena)
IAP, Room 257
Albert-Einstein-Straße 15
07745 Jena Google Maps site planExternal link