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Graduate School of the KIT
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Stiller
Research Area Responsible
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Stiller

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Optical Systems

In real-world applications, optical materials, devices and spectroscopic approaches are integrated into optical systems.

In real-world applications, optical materials, devices and spectroscopic approaches are integrated into optical systems. Examples are sensing and machine perception systems, laser based manufacturing, optical metrology for production monitoring, and optical communications. Research and development have led to tremendous performance improvements and have enabled new fields of applications. Thus, the market for optical systems has grown considerably throughout the last five years.

KSOP research in this area addresses a wide variety of optical systems with a broad spectrum of applications. For example, driver assistance systems have significantly reduced accidents of automobiles. The development of three-dimensional visual perception systems for autonomous vehicles is one of our long-term goals. Similar approaches form the basis for cognitive machines and robots. Furthermore, our research addresses the ever increasing demand for more energy efficient, ultra-high bandwidth optical communication systems. This requires novel architectures and data-transmission schemes that take advantage of newly emerged linear and non-linear photonic devices (see Research Area I). In addition, novel optical sensor systems for visual inspection as well as optical lab-on-a-chip systems for biomedical purposes are investigated within KSOP.

Optical Systems I  Optical Systems III  Optical Systems II

Research Highlights

  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • High Bit-rate Optical Communications
  • Lab-on-a-chip Systems

 

Participating Institutes and Research Groups

Institute for Measurement & Control Systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Stiller

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Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Koos

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Light Technology Institute

Prof. Dr. Cornelius Neumann

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Institute for Information Processing Technologies

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Stork

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