NOA doctoral seminar in 2020.
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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...
Control room of a high-power laser lab at the Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics, 2016.
Open positions
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.
International Conference of Quantum, Nonlinear and Nanophotonics’2022
The International Conference of Quantum, Nonlinear &Nanophotonics ICQNN’2022 will be held from 05. September 2022 till 09. September 2022.


NOA spring school 2020 in Jena.
Image: Anna Schroll.
Feb 21-23 2022
Spring School
Image: Barbara Kirchner
Lab work at the Institute of Applied Physics, 2018.
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
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
Seminar  Abbe School of Photonics Jena
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
Daria Gorelova “Imaging electron dynamics with attosecond x-ray pulses”​
Forschung Labor Universitäten Optik Physik Laser Licht
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
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Neuer Computer Cluster eröffnet mit 2688 CPU
EFRE - Europa für Thüringen
Image: Europäische Union
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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