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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.