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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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Best Student Paper Award for KIT Students

Shalom Isaac and Neumann awarded for paper on LED flashlight capable of two different light distributions.


Veit Angrick
MSc Alumnus Veit´s Experiences with TRUMPF

Why did the KSOP Alumnus decide to work for TRUMPF after graduation and how did he get there?

Read the interview here
New KSOP Member: Zeiss R&D Director

After ten years at Zeiss, Prof. Nahm will not only be professor at KIT but also KSOP member from April on.

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Research Developments on Organic Diodes

Cooperation between KSOP Alumna Bergmann, Baumann and Prof. Braese brought interesting findings.

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