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

Visit at Evonik

13 May 2022

This week, innoFSPEC members Katlen, Sebastian, Justin, Marvin and Anika went to Wesseling by Cologne to see the industrial site of NanoPAT partners Evonik. They visited the R&D labs and...

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LASER World of PHOTONICS

28 April 2022

innoFSPEC members Stephanie Schlappa and Anne Hartwig are currently attending the LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich. As part of the joint exhibition stand of Berlin Partner, they represent the...

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Visit at POLYMAT

14 April 2022

innoFSPEC members Stephanie Schlappa and Tobias Simon are currently visiting our colleagues at the POLYMAT Institute of the University of the Basque Country in Spain. POLYMAT is our partner in...

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