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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.



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Get an impression of Master and Doctoral students of KSOP in their interviews. We also talked to KSOP professors at the last KSOP Summer School.

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Welcome new Intake 2014!

We like to welcome our new Master Students from over 20 countries, which are starting their studies in the upcoming winter term. 

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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.

Prof. Stiller
Interview on Autonomous Driving

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

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