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

NanoPAT General Assembly

22 June 2022

After two years of project time under Covid-19 restrictions, the NanoPAT consortium was able to finally meet in person at the month 24 general assembly, hostet by innoFSPEC in Potsdam...

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SDW2022

16 June 2022

We are all looking forward to the Scientific Detector Workshop 2022 taking place from September 4th to 9th 2022 in Potsdam, Germany! innoFSPEC members Dr. Kalaga Madhav and Prof. Martin...

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Visit at Covestro in the Netherlands

30 May 2022

The work on the implementation of the PDW technology at our industrial NanoPAT partners continues. On May 24th, innoFSPEC team Katlen, Sebastian, Marvin and Anika went to Covestro in Waalwijk...

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