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Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
Albert-Einstein-Straße 9
07745 Jena
Tel.: Tel.: +49 3641 / 206 00
Fax: Fax: +49 3641 / 206 099

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

The Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) researches the scientific basics of photonic processes and systems of the highest sensitivity, efficiency, and resolution. In keeping with its “Photonics for Life” motto, IPHT develops custom solutions to problems in the fields of medicine and the life and environmental sciences that are based on this research.

Following IPHT’s principle “From Ideas to Instruments,” the institute implements the insights gained from research into processes, instrumental concepts, and sometimes even into laboratory prototypes in order to sustainably contribute to the benefit of patients and consumers.

With its research profile, IPHT is perfectly integrated into the science and economic hub that is Jena – a city which, since the time of Ernst Haeckel, Carl Zeiss, Otto Schott, and Ernst Abbe, has traditionally been characterized by the fertile interaction between the life sciences, physics, and optics.

Through its leading role in national and international networks and consortia, IPHT significantly contributes to the advancement of the research topic of Biophotonics and performs an important deed in safeguarding the future in an area highly relevant to society.


Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp

Head of Administration:
Frank Sondermann

Public Relations:
Daniel Siegesmund