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Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology


Fiber sensors for extreme conditions

As partner of the EU project ACTPHAST the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology delve into the production of fiber optic sensors integrated in temperature stable sapphire fibers. These fiber sensors shall be used for temperature monitoring in aircrafts and spacecrafts. more...


Label-free detection of viruses

In cooperation with Heraeus Quartz Glass, Harvard University in the USA and Leiden University in the Netherlands, scientists at the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technologies (IPHT) have succeeded in the label-free detection of freely diffusing viruses measuring smaller than 20 nanometres. In light of the increase in viral diseases and their distribution, precise detection of viruses is becoming increasingly important. more...


Early Detection of Bladder Cancer

Over the course of the next five years, IPHT will be researching a novel endoscope for the quick diagnosis of bladder cancer as part of an EU project. Medical doctors will be able to detect whether and how deep cancer tissue has penetrated the inner wall of the bladder during a routine check-up without having to take a sample. The goal is to improve the treatment of patients and relieve the strain on the health care system. [The PDF below contains the full German press release] more...

Selected papers

Ultrafast Intramolecular Relaxation and Wave-Packet Motion in a Ruthenium-Based [...]

Wächtler, Maria; Guthmuller, Julien; Kupfer, Stephan; Maiuri, Margherita; Brida, Daniele; Popp, Jürgen; Rau, Sven; Cerullo, Giulio; Dietzek, Benjamin
in: Chemistry-A European Journal 21, 7668 (2015) [more]

fastSIM: a practical implementation of fast structured illumination microscopy

Lu-Walther, Hui-Wen; Kielhorn, Martin; Förster, Ronny; Jost, Aurelie; Wicker, Kai; Heintzmann, Rainer
in: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence 3, 014001-1 (2015) [more]

Multiscale spectroscopy using a monolithic liquid core waveguide with laterally attached [...]

Kröckel, Lars; Frosch, Torsten; Schmidt, Markus A.
in: Analytica Chimica Acta 875, 1 (2015) [more]



19.05.16 - 21.05.16

International Symposium DNA-Nanotechnology