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Welcome to the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics (IPQ)

The IPQ and the Institute for Microstructure Technology (IMT, Campus North) have merged. The merger will reinforce the research activities in the field of micro- and nanotechnologies.



Maiman Student Paper Competition: Matthias Lauermann is a Maiman Honorable Mention Recipient June, 2014: The OSA Foundation announced the winners of the annual Maiman Outstanding Student Paper Competition related to CLEO 2014. Among 965 submissions and six finalists, Matthias Lauermann was selected as a Maiman Honorable Mention Recipient for his paper ā€œ16QAM Silicon-Organic Hybrid (SOH) Modulator Operating with 0.6 Vpp and 19 fJ/bit at 112 Gbit/sā€. Learn more
Looking back on the 115th Annual Meeting of the DGaO

The Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics looks back on the successful 115th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Applied Optics (DGaO). More than 260 representatives of industry, scientists and students attended the event at the Concert House (Konzerthaus) in Karlsruhe. The meeting provided an excellent opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics and to share ideas with colleagues and exhibitors. 

Joint Symposium 2014: Photonic Integrated Circuits

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Joint Symposium "Photonic Integrated Circuits: Technology and Applications" that is a partnership of the German Association of Applied Optics (DGaO) and the Helmholtz International Research School of Teratronics (HIRST) supported by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung.

Date: June 13, 2014

Venue: Konzerthaus Karlsruhe, Festplatz 9, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Please visit the symposium website for more information
Nature Photonics: Terabit communications with miniaturized optical frequency comb source

April 14, 2014. Publishing in the well-known journal Nature Photonics we present our recent results obtained with microresonator-based frequency combs. For the first time we show that these so-called Kerr combs can be used for coherent data transmission systems and enable data rates of more than a terabit/s. Such sources could be used for example for chip-scale terabit/s optical interconnects.
(See press release: German, English

Nature Photonics