Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

SAOT funded projects

SAOT Funded Projects

SAOT Projects are research projects, which are funded by SAOT with one scholarship. Besides these projects, there are a lot of different projects in progress, which are not funded by SAOT but by a different third party.

Computational Optics

  • Simulation and development of innovative solid state lasers for the generation of polarised radiation sources with high power
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Andreas Otto, Prof. Dr. Ulf Peschel, Prof. Dr. Christoph Pflaum, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmauß
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmauß
    Ph.D. students: Peter Bechtold, Bastian Lins
    Start: 01.10.07
    End: 30.09.09
  • Simulation of the optical characteristics / properties of thin film solar cells
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Christoph Pflaum
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Christoph Pflaum
    Ph.D. students: Christine Jandl
    Start: 01.05.08
    End: 30.04.10
  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, Prof. Dr. Christoph Pflaum
    Ph.D. students: Thorsten Grassmann
    Start: 01.04.11
    End: 31.03.13
  • Discriminate normal subjects from glaucoma patients based on novel geometrical and image based measurements out of OCT volumes
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, Prof. Dr. Friedrich E. Kruse
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger
    Ph.D. students: Ioannis Moupagiatzis
    Start: 01.09.11
    End: 31.08.13

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Optical Material Processing

  • Enlargement of the molding boundary by local, laser-based heat treatmen
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Marion Merklein
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Marion Merklein
    Ph.D. students: Michael Lechner
    Start: 01.04.10
    End: 31.03.12
  • Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Marion Merklein
    Coordinator: PD Dr. Hinnerk Hagenah
    Ph.D. students: Manh Hung Nguyen
    Start: 01.09.11
    End: 31.08.13

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Optical Materials and Systems

  • Super resolution microscopy using metamaterial hyperlens
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Douplik, Prof. Dr. Ulf Peschel, Prof. Dr. Ekaterina Shamonina
    Coordinator: Andreas Bich
  • Efficient Models and Algorithms for Lithographic Projection Imaging and Related Optical Proximity Effects
    Principal Investigator: apl. Prof. Dr. Norbert Lindlein, Prof. Dr. Heiner Ryssel
    Coordinator: PD. Dr. Andreas Erdmann
    Ph.D. students: Viviana Agudelo Moreno, David Reibold
    Start: 03.09.07
    End: 02.09.09
  • Advanced optical surfaces created by Nanostructurin
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Ulf Peschel, Prof. Dr. Heiner Ryssel
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ulf Peschel
    Ph.D. students: Sarina Wunderlich
    Start: 01.12.07
    End: 30.11.09
  • Effect of Pulse Shape on High-Harmonic Generation in Noble-Glas-Filled Photonic Crystal Fibers 12.08.2008
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Philip Russell
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Philip Russell
    Ph.D. students: Philipp Hölzer
    Start: 01.10.08
    End: 30.09.10
  • Coupling mechanisms in metamaterials
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Ekaterina Shamonina
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Ekaterina Shamonina
    Ph.D. students: Eugen Tatartschuk
    Start: 07.04.10
    End: 07.04.10
  • Combining polarization ray tracing, rigorous diffraction theory at periodic structures and the simulation of focussing at high numerical apertures
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Gerd Leuchs
    Ph.D. students: Wolfgang Iff
    Start: 01.03.11
    End: 28.02.13
  • Metalic metamaterials with modified transmission
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Ulf Peschel
    Coordinator: PD. Dr. Andreas Erdmann
    Ph.D. students: Sabine Dobmann
    Start: 01.12.11
    End: 31.10.12

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Optical Metrology

  • Primary Particle Size Characterization with Laser-Induced Incandescence: Investigation and modeling of nanoparticle cooling after rapid laser heating
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Alfred Leipertz
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Alfred Leipertz
    Ph.D. students: Alexandre Flügel
    Start: 01.10.07
    End: 30.09.09
  • Acquisition and analysis of particle images for the investigation of turbulent transport phenomena in combustion systems
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, Prof. Dr. Alfred Leipertz
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Frank Beyrau
    Start: 01.10.07
    End: 30.09.09
  • Spatial averaging effects in pure rotational CARS
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Alfred Leipertz
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Thomas Seeger
    Ph.D. students: Yi Gao
    Start: 01.12.07
    End: 30.11.09
  • Nonlinear optical investigations for the analysis of particle boundary surfaces – hyper-Rayleigh scattering from nanoparticles and SFG spectroscopy
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Peukert
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Peukert
    Ph.D. students: Benedikt Schürer
    Start: 01.01.08
    End: 31.12.09
  • Laser diagnostics for the investigation of heat and mass transfer during combustion of porous media
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Antonio Delgado, Prof. Dr. Alfred Leipertz
    Coordinator: Dr.-Ing. Lars Zigan
    Ph.D. students: Gordana Jovicic
    Start: 01.01.08
    End: 31.12.09
  • Development of the Laser-Induced Grating Technique for Simultaneous Gas Phase Temperature and Species Concentration Measurements in Pressurized Fueld Injection
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Alfred Leipertz
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Thomas Seeger
    Ph.D. students: Simone Eichmann, Bita Roshani
    Start: 01.03.08
    End: 01.04.08
  • Development of a fast absorption spectroscopic sensor
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Alfred Leipertz, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmauß
    Coordinator: PD Dr. Rainer Engelbrecht
    Ph.D. students: Yaroslav Sych
    Start: 01.03.08
    End: 27.02.10
  • Surface measurement system for the determination of intra-oral mechanical effects in the intake of food
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Antonio Delgado
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Antonio Delgado
    Ph.D. students: Alexander Kutter
    Start: 01.07.08
    End: 30.06.10
  • Characterization of Nature of Interactions in Ionic Liquid Co-Solvent Mixtures by Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS)
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Andreas Fröba
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Andreas Fröba
    Ph.D. students: Julia Lehmann
    Start: 01.02.09
    End: 01.02.11
  • Modelling of Near Field Imaging and Near Field Lithography
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Heiner Ryssel
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Heiner Ryssel
    Start: 01.03.09
    End: 27.02.11
  • Optical characterisation of the red algae Porphyridium purpureum with Raman spectroscopy
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Alfred Leipertz
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Kiefer
    Ph.D. students: Kristina Eisen
    Start: 01.03.09
    End: 28.02.09
  • Light Refractive Tomography for the Determination of Sound Pressure Fields of Arbitrarily Shaped Ultrasound Transducers
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Lerch
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Lerch
    Ph.D. students: Lizhuo Chen
    Start: 01.06.10
    End: 31.05.12
  • High Pressure Microfluidics Metrology
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Alfred Leipertz
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Alfred Leipertz
    Ph.D. students: Sebastian Luther
    Start: 01.07.10
    End: 30.06.12
  • High Pressure inactivation of microorganisms - Online and in-situ cell-monitoring under high pressure conditions
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Alfred Leipertz, Prof. Dr. Reinhard Lerch
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Stefan Becker
    Ph.D. students: Marika Izydor
    Start: 01.12.10
    End: 30.11.12
  • Hyoer Rayleigh scattering (HRS) for the investigation of early stages of particle formation
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Ulf Peschel, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Peukert
    Ph.D. students: Christian Mehringer
    Start: 01.04.11
    End: 31.03.13
  • Optical investigations of the dynamics and kinematics of transitional flow structures in a pipe conducted by birefringent fluid and stereo PIV
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Antonio Delgado
    Coordinator: Dr. Özgur Ertunc
    Ph.D. students: Alena Taranka
    Start: 01.06.11
    End: 31.05.13
  • Development of the phosphor thermometry for the investigation of reacting flows
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Christoph J. Brabec, Prof. Dr. Alfred Leipertz
    Coordinator: Dr.-Ing. Lars Zigan
    Ph.D. students: Gordana Jovicic
    Start: 01.08.11
    End: 31.07.13
  • Characterization of different light sources via 2-photon-Interferometry
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Michael Schmidt
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Joachim von Zanthier
    Ph.D. students: Johannes Hölzl
    Start: 15.10.11
    End: 14.10.13
  • Die Teilungen des Malariaerregers Plasmodium falciparum – Ansatzpunkte für neuartige Antimalariamittel auf Basis optischer Screening-Technologien
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Dr. Oliver Friedrich
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Dr. Oliver Friedrich
    Ph.D. students: Cornelia Voigtländer
    Start: 01.05.13
    End: 30.04.15

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Optics in Communication and Information Technology

  • Optical Ultra-High-Speed-Data Transmission
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmauß
    Coordinator: Dr. habil. Georgy Onishchukov
    Ph.D. students: Chien-Yu Lin
    Start: 01.07.08
    End: 30.06.10
  • All-Optical Regenerators Based on nonlinear Loop Mirrors
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schmauß
    Coordinator: Dr. habil. Georgy Onishchukov
    Ph.D. students: Muhammad Rameez Asif
    Start: 01.03.09
    End: 27.02.11

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Optics in Medicine

  • Raman Spectroscopy for tissue characterization for in vivo diagnostics
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Alfred Leipertz, Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedrich Neukam
    Coordinator: PD Dr. Dr. Florian Stelzle
  • Optical process diagnostics and process controlling by emission spectra analysis for tissue specific laser surgery
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedrich Neukam, Prof. Dr. Michael Schmidt
    Coordinator: PD Dr. Dr. Florian Stelzle
    Ph.D. students: Rajesh Kanawade
  • Advanced fungus imaging for early detection of eye diseases
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, Prof. Dr. Friedrich E. Kruse
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger
    Ph.D. students: Markus Mayer
    Start: 01.10.07
    End: 30.09.09
  • Dynamic measurement and analysis of the corneal tear film with a newly developed system
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Willi Kalender
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Achim Langenbucher
    Start: 01.11.07
    End: 31.10.09
  • Detection and Evidence of Hyaluronan Acid as Glaucoma Protector by Dynamic Light Scattering
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Andreas Fröba, Prof. Dr. Alfred Leipertz, Prof. Dr. med. Elke Lütjen-Drecoll
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Andreas Fröba
    Ph.D. students: Tanja Kugler
    Start: 01.11.07
    End: 31.10.09
  • Exploration of new concepts for sensor-regulated tissue specific laser surgery
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Douplik, Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedrich Neukam, Prof. Dr. Michael Schmidt
    Coordinator: PD Dr. Dr. Florian Stelzle
    Ph.D. students: Azhar Zam
    Start: 01.11.07
    End: 31.10.09
  • Non-invasive measurement for quantification and differentiated analysis of protein concentration in the aqueous humour
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Willi Kalender, apl. Prof. Dr. Norbert Lindlein
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Achim Langenbucher
    Start: 01.01.08
    End: 31.12.08
  • Development of fiber sensor for combined in vivo local monitoring of epithelium vessel/capillary density and blood oxygenation
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Douplik
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Douplik
    Ph.D. students: Rajesh Kanawade
    Start: 01.01.08
    End: 31.12.10
  • Glaucoma Risk Index Using Appearance Based Methods
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, Prof. Dr. Georg Michelson
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger
    Ph.D. students: Attila Budai
    Start: 01.03.08
    End: 28.02.09
  • Retrospective 3-D Microscopy: Volume Processing and Morphology Visualzation
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger, Prof. Dr. med. Elke Lütjen-Drecoll
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger
    Ph.D. students: Simone Gaffling
    Start: 01.05.08
    End: 30.04.10
  • Hyperspectral and Fluorescence imaging diagnostics and guidance for the surgery of stomach cancer
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Douplik, Prof. Dr. Eckhart Georg Hahn
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Douplik
    Ph.D. students: Martin Hohmann
    Start: 01.09.08
    End: 31.08.10
  • Biological and Technical Vision Intelligent stimulators of specific channels of visual perception
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Alexandre Douplik, Prof. Dr. Georg Michelson
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Georg Michelson
    Ph.D. students: Jan Paulus
    Start: 01.07.10
    End: 30.06.12
  • Development of basic procedures for the application of time-of-flight (ToF)camera technology in open and laparoscopic surgery
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger
    Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger
    Start: 01.01.11
    End: 31.12.13
  • Assessment and Perceptual Learning of Stereopsis by a 3D Video Simulation
    Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Georg Michelson
    Ph.D. students: Jie Tong
    Start: 01.09.11
    End: 31.08.13

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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.