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

Brings Light into the Gloom

05 April 2023

innoFSPEC members Anika Krause, Marvin Münzberg and their colleagues from TU Berlin (Björn Gutschmann, Sebastian Riedel) and PDW Analytics (Roland Hass) have published an article about PDW Spectroscopy in the...

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NanoPAT measurement Campaign at Covestro, NL

30 March 2023

As part of the NanoPAT project, innoFSPEC, PDW Analytics GmbH (Potsdam) and POLYMAT (Donostía, Spain) performed a PDW measurement campaign at the laboratories of their industrial partner Covestro in The...

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NIA Webinar

07 February 2023

As part of the NanoPAT project, innoFSPEC member Dr. Anika Krause participated in a webinar of the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA), presenting Photon Density Wave Spectroscopy in the session "Overview...

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