Welcome to optETH

Welcome to optETH

Optics has had a tremendous impact on our everyday life as well as on science and technology. Applications for optical phenomena range from lighting and contact lens technology to laser cutting and welding, telecommunication and data processing, laser surgery and medical physics, optical microscopy, laser tweezers, DNA sequencing, and of course, fundamental research and spectroscopy. The pace at which optical methods have been established in the past few decades is quite remarkable, and there are clear indications that optical techniques will gain more weight in the near future.

Optics and Photonics are themes that are very strongly pursued at ETH and in the Zurich area. The optics-related activities at the ETH are very diverse, encompassing quantum optics, quantum information processing, laser spectroscopy, communication photonics, opto-electronics, optical sensing, optical microscopy, nano-optics, electromagnetic numerical simulations, materials, and biophotonics.

With optETH we have created an overarching Network of Optical Sciences and Technologies at the ETH. This network serves to support and enhance optics-related teaching and research, crossing the departmental and geographic barriers.


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The Laser Seminar Calendar is provided as a courtesy of the NCCR MUST network. All other activities were stopped in 2011.

Please contact Daniela Hansen hansenda (at) phys (dot) ethz (dot) ch for dates and reservations.


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