NOA doctoral seminar in 2020.
Integrated Research Training Group
NOA doctoral seminar in 2020.
Image: Anna Schroll

NOA -Nonlinear Optics down to Atomic scales

Two doctoral students working on the nanospectroscopy of an artificially structured nanomaterial at the Institute of Applied Physics, 2011.
NOA is divided into three project areas A, B, C and one service project area Z.
Control room of a high-power laser lab at the Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics, 2016.
NOA is constantly looking for enthusiastic PhD students.
PhD student counseling at an ASP photonics career workshop in 2012.
Contact to the NOA scientific board and program coordination.
Video: Jonas Turtschan
The International Conference of Quantum, Nonlinear & Nanophotonics was held from 05. September till 09. September 2022.


We invite you to join a special talk entitled “Physik in Hollywood” on November 25th.
The review with pictures
Feb 21-23 2022
For all our NOA PhD students, associated PhDs or students and guests we will host a lecture series this wintersemester. Lecture will continue after Feb 2022
CRC 1375 NOA CRC 1375 NOA Image: Katrin Uhlig/ Leibniz-IPHT

NOA documentation by MDR Thüringen Journal from July 1, 2019

The Collaborative Research Center (CRC/SFB) 1375 "NOA – Nonlinear Optics down to Atomic scales" was established at the Friedrich Schiller University in July 2019. The research program is focussing on exploring fundamental nonlinear processes of light-matter interaction in low-dimen­sional nanostructures, such as atomically thin layers, nanoparticles and -wires, nanostructured surfaces and molecular assemblies. NOA is exploring quantum phenomena as light-induced tunneling of electrons through metallic nanogaps and field-driven carrier acceleration in plasmonic nanostructures, atomic lattices and 2D-materials. This includes investigating the resulting back-action on the electromagnetic field, causing the generation of higher harmonics and information about the electronic wavefunctions involved in the interaction.

Video: MDR Thüringen Jornal 07.01.2019
Video: SFB 1375 NOA (Music: „Point of View“, GEMA-free music from
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