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

Guest student from POLYMAT

10 June 2021

We warmly welcome our guest student Usue Aspiazu from the University of the Basque country, Spain. She is a member of POLYMAT, one of our partner institutions in the NanoPAT...

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Virtual Lab Tour

09 June 2021

In collaboration with the OPAT JointLab, a virtual tour of the innoFSPEC laboratory at Mühlenberg 3 has been created. Here you can learn about our state-of-the-art research instruments and facilities...

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Second NanoPAT newsletter out now!

07 June 2021

The latest NanoPAT newsletter has just been published! The second issue features the University of Potsdam and BRAVE ANALYTICS as members of the NanoPAT consortium. To get an update on...

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