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At the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) in Jena, scientists use light to find solutions to questions and urgent problems in the fields of health, environment, medicine and safety. Under the motto »Photonics for Life«, they research light-based technologies that make lives safer, healthier and cleaner. Especially in the field of optical health technologies, Leibniz IPHT, in cooperation with partners from research and industry, is specifically promoting translation: the transfer of research results into applicable solutions – from Ideas to Instruments.
In order to move from basic research to application, technologies in the fields of fiber optics, photonic detection and biophotonics interlock at Leibniz IPHT. Scientists combine highly sensitive and specific photonic detection methods with expertise in system technology, fiber technology, micro- and nanotechnology as well as quantum technology and artificial intelligence. Important processes in the innovation chain can be implemented at the institute itself, because Leibniz IPHT has an outstanding technology base. An ultra-modern infrastructure with a clean room and two fiber drawing towers allows, among other things, the production of microstructured glass fibers.