Applied Optics - Photochemistry and Photophysics

Project leader

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Joachim Stumpe

Lab and Office: Am Mühlenberg 11, 14476 Potsdam, GO:IN Gebäude, E 07
+49 331 58111242

Dr. Thomas Fischer
+49 331 58111243

Core competence

  • Development of thin film elements for applied optics based on functional and photosensitive polymers and composites
  • Photo-patterning of polymers and polymer composites
  • Alignment of liquid crystals and development of LC elements

Application-related research topics

  • Development of thin film elements for applied optics
  • Polarization films due to photo-induced generation of anisotropy or due to LC self-organization
  • Polarization optics based on LCs, LC composites and LC polymers
  • Photo-induced anisotropy by photoselection and photoorientation
  • Polarization element such as polarizers, retarder or gratings due to surface and bulk photo-alignment
  • Functional optical elements based on functional polymers, photopolymers and polymer composites with LC and NP

Special instrumentation

  • Polarisation spectroscopy
  • Photochemistry with polarized light

Cooperation offerings

  • Synthesis of LCs and polymers
  • Polymer photochemistry
  • Dedevelopment of thin optical elements
  • Polarization elements