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Welcome to the KSOP - Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics

Multidisciplinary Environment for First-Class Research, Education, and Innovation.

The terms Optics & Photonics are derived from the Greek optikós, referring to vision and photon which means light. Hence, the areas of Optics & Photonics cover the research relating to light including its use in many modern industries.

The Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) offers English language Master and Doctorate Programs in Optics & Photonics.




Edmund Optics
New Industry Partner!

We want to introduce our newest premium partner Edmund Optics, a leading global producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology.

More information here!
PhD Seminars
PhD Seminar

The KSOP PhD Seminar is taking place on March 14! The seminars help to foster the exchange of knowledge among our doctoral researchers.

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Background Suppression for Super-resolution Light Microscopy
Background Suppression for Super-resolution Light Microscopy

Prof. Nienhaus and his group have developed a new fluorescence microscopy method: STEDD. This method produces images of highest resolution with suppressed background.

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Study abroad!
Study abroad with KSOP!

Thanks to a new agreement KSOP students can do their 3rd semester in Marseille or Barcelona or write their Master's thesis at Ghent University.

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