Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

erlangen graduate school in advanced optical technologies

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The Mission of SAOT

SAOT provides an interdisciplinary research and education program of excellence within a broad international network of distinguished experts to promote innovation and leadership in the areas

  • Optical Metrology
  • Optical Material Processing
  • Optics in Medicine,
  • Optics in Communication and Information Technology
  • Optical Materials and Systems
  • and Computational Optics.

SAOT is in cooperation with "LIA"

and with a large number of distinguished research institutions worldwide

and with the

hbar OMEGA - OSA Student Chapter Erlangen
which is domiciled at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) in Erlangen.

SAOT is home of the SPIE student Chapter at FAU.

SAOT: A graduate school of the German excellence initiative

The Excellence Initiative aims to promote top-level research and to improve the quality of German universities and research institutions in general, thus making Germany a more attractive research location, making it more internationally competitive and focusing attention on the outstanding achievements of German universities and the German scientific community.

After the Excellence Initiative was passed by the German federal and state governments in 2005, the German Research Foundation (DFG) was given responsibility for running the initiative together with the German Science Council.

Mission

SAOT provides an interdisciplinary research and education program of excellence within a broad international network of distinguished experts to promote innovation and leadership in the areas

Optical Metrology
Optical Material Processing
Optics in Medicine
Optics in Communication and Information Technology
Optical Materials and Systems
and Computational Optics.