We are happy for every students who is strenghens our research in the context of his theses.
Students who want to complete their master thesis, bachelor thesis or student research project in the field of photonics or nonlinear physics, or who are interested in working in an experimental laboratory or in practical experiments are in the right place at our work group.
Our current research topics, in which work is currently being assigned, include the fascinating fields of nonlinear optics (solitons, optically induced photonic crystals, "slow light", liquid crystal systems, nonlinear motion detection), optical information processing (Bragg filters, new optical materials, holographic optical tweezers) and optical applications in biology and medicine (optical tweezers and nonlinear microscopy).
Our activities in experimental internships also allow us to award student research projects and bachelor theses in the field of internships in laser physics, nonlinear vibration, experimental laboratory MExLab and numerical simulation and creation of applets for use in teaching. The work mainly comprises experimental (and sometimes numerical) activities in the field of optics. We want to impart basic knowledge of optical alignment as well as basics of nonlinear optics, especially photorefractive optics, but also typical metrology, laser technology and project work.
If you are interested in a thesis, please contact us (Cornelia Denz, Jörg Imbrock) or send us an email. Topics from this area can also be individually adapted and agreed upon according to the skills (focus Experientell or Numerical) and preferred topics. All topics can be designed for the electives Applied Physics, Nonlinear Physics or Photonics and Applied Wave Physics.
Interested students in advanced studies can get a taste of research in mini-research projects and gain insight into optical research methods. Projects within the scope of miniResearch are mainly offered during semester breaks. They include smaller tasks within the scope of our current research activities and provide an insight into laser physics, optical metrology, and the theoretical and numerical approach to multidimensional optical problems. They can be credited as elective internships or other study achievements. For further information please contact C. Denz.
Of course, we are also happy about interest in our work during a direct visit to the Institute of Applied Physics, either at C. Denz in room 107 or at Jörg Imbrock in room 109. The staff in rooms 026 and 027 as well as 119 and 122 to 124 are also available for information at any time.