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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.



Berliner Glas
Berliner Glas Group - Space Data Highway

The Berliner Glas Group, one of our industry partners, has successfully launched the first element of the European Data Relay System into orbit. When finished, the system will provide near real time data communication.

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KSOP amongst best course of studies

KSOP is one of two courses which was accredited by the KIT-PLUS Commission without any stipulations, and scores a lecture quality index of 99.78/100.

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Career Fair
KSOP Career Fair - Save the date!

On November 30th you have the chance to get to know companies from the optics & photonics industry in the Hector Auditorium.

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10 Years of KSOP - December 7th

We will be celebrating KSOP’s 10 year anniversary in an invitation-only event with our honoured speaker Prof. Dr. Ferenc Krausz, Director of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching.


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