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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.



Veit Angrick
MSc Alumnus Veit´s Experiences with TRUMPF

Veit Angrick did his masters at KSOP. He came across TRUMPF during his studies very early. Why did he decide for TRUMPF after his graduation and how did he get there?

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New KSOP Member: Zeiss R&D Director

Prof. Werner Nahm is Senior Director R&D at Carl Zeiss Meditec. After ten years at Zeiss, he will not only be professor at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at KIT but also a KSOP member from April 2016 on.

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Research Developments

A cooperation between KSOP Alumna Larissa Bergmann (Cynora), Thomas Baumann (Cynora) and Professor Stefan Braese has brought interesting findings on how copper makes organic light-emitting diodes more efficient.

Read the press release here.

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