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Afraid of the dark?

Study Optics & Photonics

Looking for a bright future?

Do research in Optics & Photonics

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Welcome to the KSOP - Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics

Multidisciplinary environment for first-class research, education, and innovation.

The terms optics & photonics are derived from the Greek optikós, referring to vision and photon which means light. Hence, the areas of optics & photonics cover the research relating to light, including its use in many modern industries.

The Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) offers English language Master and Doctorate Programs in Optics & Photonics.



The Nobel Price goes to...

The Nobel Price in Physics was awarded in the field of optics for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes! Every modern smartphone uses this light for its photo flash.

Alumni Voices
New Student Voices

The three Master students Lisa, Tuan Anh and Javier worked on their master thesis together with the Carl Zeiss and Polytec.

Read about their experiences here.
DAAD Scholarship
DAAD Scholarships

KSOP offers students who have not spent more than 15 months in Germany DAAD scholarships for our PhD Program.

Contact Denica Angelova-Jackstadt
Prof. Stiller
Interview on Autonomous Driving

Prof. Stiller, speaker of the KSOP Research Area Optical Systems, talks about autonomous driving.

Watch the Interview

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