From molecules to galaxies

Vision: innoFSPEC as a world-leading center for research and technology in the field of fiber optic spectroscopy and sensing.
Mission: Under the motto "From molecules to galaxies", innoFSPEC Potsdam conducts interdisciplinary photonics research in astrophysics and physical chemistry.

Our Research Focus

Under the motto "from molecules to galaxies", innoFSPEC Potsdam was founded in 2008 as a joint project of the University of Potsdam (UP) and the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) to establish interdisciplinary research between astrophysics and physical chemistry with international appeal at the Potsdam location.

The idea of an unusual combination of two disciplines is based on the idea that the joint use of the same "photonics" methodology with different scientific questions has the potential to produce innovations that would not arise from more one-dimensional research topics.

A prominent example of the success of this approach is innoFSPEC's world-leading position in the use of integral field spectroscopy from astrophysics for imaging Raman spectroscopy of organic and inorganic samples, which is attracting international interest especially for new devices in cancer diagnostics. In addition, photon density wave (PDW) spectroscopy was successfully further developed at innoFSPEC as an innovative method for optical process analysis technology (OPAT) and the company PDW Analytics was founded in 2013.


Latest News & Events

Pro Physik review stresses the importance of Astrophotonics

12 January 2022

The Pro Physik consortium, which contains several renowned peer-reviewed journals such as the Physik Journal of the German Physical Society, has recently published an astrophysical review of the year 2021. The...

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Goodbye Daniela (and 2021)!

12 January 2022

At the end of year 2021, innoFSPEC member Daniela Vasquez has left our group. We will miss her positive attitude as well as her excellent research! Fortunately, Daniela has not...

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Status Seminar 2021

15 December 2021

Today, the innoFSPEC status seminar 2021 was hold online. Over 40 participants followed our presentations full of outstanding science, exciting new devolopments and a bright look-out into the future of...

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