Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

Photonics, the key light-based technology of the 21st century, is at the center of the research activities at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology’s in Jena. In line with its motto "Photonics for Life", the scientists at IPHT are investigating photonic and biophotonic processes and systems to address issues in the fields of medicine and the life and environmental sciences. The insights gained from research are converted into application-oriented procedures, instrumental concepts, and laboratory samples. With this orientation, the institute contributes to the solution of pressing issues in our society, such as in health, energy, and the environment. The IPHT is involved in research and development at the interface of three focal points in research: fiber optics, photonic detection, and biophotonics. New photonic processes are being developed and transferred into innovative application-oriented systems.