The Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT — German: Institut für Photonische Technologien) is a non-university research facility in Jena, Thuringia, Germany. Focused on applications for various physical systems, the Institute's mandate is to find solutions to challenges in high technology systems. IPHT carries out research in the following areas: magnetics, quantum electronics, optics, microsystems, biophotonics and laser technology. The Institute works with both universities and companies. Photonics, the light-based key technology of the 21st century, is the focus of the research activities of the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies (IPHT). In line with the motto "Photonics for Life", his scientists are investigating photonic and biophotonic processes and systems for questions in the fields of medicine, life sciences and environmental sciences. The institute was founded in 1992 and has been leading world-wide top research since then. Since 1 January 2014, the IPHT belongs to the Leibniz Association and is jointly promoted by the Free State of Thuringia and the Confederation. The IPHT earns more than half of its annual budget through the successful acquisition of third-party funds, including the European Union, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Confederation and Free State of Thuringia. The IPHT conducts research and development at the interface of three research foci: fiber optics , photon detection and biophotonics . Biophotonics serves as a link to all research activities at the institute. Together with the two research areas fiber optics and photonic detection, new photonic processes are being developed and transferred into application-oriented innovative systems. The IPHT has the know-how and an outstanding technological basis in the areas of system technology, fiber technology, photon detection and micro-, nanotechnology. Together with an outstanding technical equipment and infrastructure, the IPHT has a state-of-the-art, closed technology chain. In addition to a constant expansion of the technological potential of the IPHT, the research aims at penetrating new dimensions in photonics and biophotonic solutions in terms of resolution, sensitivity, specificity, speed and automation. Strategies: Due to the close connection to research and teaching as well as the integration into powerful networks, the institute has strong partners from science and industry at its regional, national and international level. 330 employees work at the IPHT. Research: The Leibniz Institute for Photonics Technologies is a non-profit research institution in the legal form of a registered association, institutionally supported by the Free State of Thuringia. Members of the association are public and academic institutions, business enterprises and personalities from science and business. The aim of the research group "Biophotonic analysis and diagnostics using hollow core fibers" (BIADIFA) is to develop novel optical waveguides for the use of innovative solutions in analytics, diagnostics, monitoring and therapy for medical applications and in the field of environmental monitoring. Fibersensor technologies are playing a key role, because of their extreme flexibility and miniaturization. The aim of this project is to make a significant contribution to the technological advancement of photonic technologies as innovative tools in the fields of medicine, health and environmental analysis. Fiber Technology for Research on the Performance Limits of Laser Fibers" is to investigate limiting effects of the power scaling of fibers for laser systems with excellent beam quality. The basis for this is the cooperation between the Leibniz IPHT Jena and the Fraunhofer IOF Jena, which has been tried and tested for many years, and whose competences complement each other excellently in the subject. The synergy between the two sub-projects will allow this research to be carried out effectively.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from IPHT Jena that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.