Advanced Optical Technologies
Light is a universal tool within science and technology, offering possibilities we are only just beginning to understand. It can be used to communicate, take measurements, process materials, cure illnesses, and much more. The Elite Graduate Program “Advanced Optical Technologies” combines physics training in optics and laser physics with the option to specialize in all areas of engineering application.
|Degree||Master of Science|
|Duration of study||4 semesters|
|Place of study||Erlangen|
|Admission requirements||A bachelor’s degree in physics or a relevant engineering subject|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Application Deadline||April 15th|
|Begin of studies||Winter semester|
|Head||Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmauß|
|Coordinator||Dr. Jürgen Großmann|
Contact the coordinator
|Further Information||Website Advanced Optical Technologies|
Mastering the key technology light
At its core, the Elite Graduate Program “Advanced Optical Technologies” is an engineering program within the Faculty of Engineering. However, it also offers a fundamental education in physics (optics, laser physics) that goes far beyond the usual offerings of engineering programs. This is essential in the young and rapidly developing field of optical technologies to ensure that graduates can drive technological developments and forge entirely new paths.
In addition to physics, the Elite Graduate Program “Advanced Optical Technologies” offers the entire spectrum of teaching in optical technologies and their applications, including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, chemical and bioengineering, medical technology, and computer science.
The program is conducted in English. Each year, the Elite Graduate Program “Advanced Optical Technologies” welcomes around 20 students, usually from more than ten countries. Daily interaction allows the students to acquire intercultural skills that will prove just as beneficial to their later careers as their well-founded scientific training. German language courses for international students are also offered.
The international and interdisciplinary program in Advanced Optical Technologies provides excellent training in optical technologies and allows students to choose their own specialisms.
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmauß
Individually tailored study
After completing the fundamental training of the first semester, students can select two specialisms from a choice of seven. The curriculum offers numerous opportunities for students to tailor the program to their specific interests. Optional classes in the Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies provide further opportunities to specialize.
Snippets of the program
MAOT student at Max Planck Centre in Ottawa
MAOT student does internship at the Max Planck – uOttawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics.
Erlangen students at Jena Photonics Days
From 17–19 September 2019, a group of MAOT students attended the Photonics Days at the University of Jena.
Snippets of the research
In his master’s thesis, Lucas Kreiss explored the combination of multi-photon imaging with Raman spectroscopy. He is now continuing his research at the SAOT Graduate School.
Old and new
Frances Lenahan simulated lithography systems in the extreme ultraviolet region to assess the imaging properties of these systems in regard to the production of integrated circuits.
Full Electric Field Characterization of Soliton-effect Self-compressed Few-cycle Laser Pulses by Optical Field-induced Electric Currents in a Dielectric Microjunction
In her master’s thesis Carolin Bauer investigated properties of ultrashort laser pulses.