innoFSPEC is a research and innovation centre pursuing multidisciplinary research in the field of optical fibre spectroscopy and sensing.
The centre was created as a joint venture of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the Physical Chemistry group of the University of Potsdam (UP).

Applied Analytical Photonics
Innovative Fiber-Optical Sensing
Multi-Channel Spectroscopy
Optical Spectroscopy and Chemical Imaging
Optical Materials

innoFSPEC as key partner in the photonics cluster Berlin-Brandenburg

News 28-04-2017

Optical fibres can be used in many different applications and serve as a driver for developing new technologies and products in the field of photonics. innoFSPEC is one of the...

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Book now - EuroPACT courses on Photon Density Wave spectroscopy and Chemical Imaging

News 24-04-2017

In context with the upcoming EuroPACT 2017, innoFSPEC offers two half-day pre-conference courses on 9th May 2017 in Potsdam. Dr. Oliver Reich and Dr. Roland Hass will hold a course on...

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Successful meeting with innoFSPEC's Scientific Advisory Board

News 30-03-2017

In its first meeting of the second round of funding (2016-2021), the Scientific Advisory Board very positively acknowledged the recent progress of innoFSPEC. Furthermore, current developments and future projects of...

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Best poster award for an innoFSPEC and SALSA Fellow - congratulations!

News 29-03-2017

Our innoFSPEC colleague Youngeun Choi won an award at the First European/10th German BioSensor Symposium for her poster on "Using DNA origami nanostructures for amplifying signals generated in microbead-based assay...

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International guest scientist arrived

News 22-03-2017

We welcome Dr. Norhashila Binti Hashim from the University Putra, Malaysia to the innoFSPEC labs of InFaSe and AAP. In collaboration with the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy...

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innoFSPEC scientists participate in international BioSensors symposium, Potsdam

News 19-03-2017

Biosensors become more and more important, both in science and industry. The applications for such biosensors range from medical diagnostics up to food control. Researchers and experts in this field...

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Talk and poster prizes for innoFSPEC scientists

News 14-03-2017

Congratulations to Peter Werner (InFaSe & AAP) and Marvin Münzberg (AAP)! They received talk and poster prizes for their contribution to the PhD student conference on Process Analytics, (Bio)Chemical...

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Strategic alliance astrOOptics – Potsdam and Jena established

News 27-02-2017

innoFSPEC in Potsdam and ultra optics in Jena have established a strategic alliance named astrOOptics. The aim is to foster photonic research and development along the value chain from basic...

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Meeting with Brandenburg Economic Development Board (ZAB)

News 24-02-2017

We welcome Dr. Stefan Kammradt, managing director of the Brandenburg Economic Development Board (ZAB,, at InFaSe and AAP for a discussion about future collaborations with regional SMEs.

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New methods for cancer diagnostics in urology

News 22-02-2017

Scientists from innoFSPEC Potsdam are working together with various partners from medicine, research and industry to develop new methods for multidimensional cancer diagnostics in urology. More details on this new...

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DAAD funding for Dr. Roland Hass (AAP)

News 20-02-2017

Funding for an international exchange of scientists has been granted to Dr. Roland Hass (AAP) by the DAAD (, aiming to collaborate with Prof. Dr. Yongsheng Han (, Institute of...

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Invited talk by Dr. Silvia Soria at innoFSPEC

News 13-02-2017

13 February 2017 Invited Talk at innoFSPEC Speaker: Dr. Silvia Soria, IFAC-CNR, Institute of Applied Physics, Italy Title: Whispering Gallery Mode Microresonators: from stimulated scattering to frequency combs Time: 14:00-15:00 Location: University of Potsdam, Campus...

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New team member funded by industry

News 01-02-2017

We welcome Dr. Katharina Bressel to the team of Applied Analytical Photonics. The work of Dr. Bressel is completely funded by an industrial partner, to foster the scientific output of...

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Invited Talk by Dr. Claudia Reinlein at innoFSPEC

News 09-12-2016

07. Dezember 2016 Invited Talk at innoFSPEC Title: Active and Adaptive Optics at the Fraunhofer IOF Date: 14.12.2016 Time: 10:00-11:00 Location: AIP Schwarzschild Haus

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Invited Talk by Dr. M. Potenza and Dr. M. Siano at innoFSPEC

News 09-12-2016

07. Dezember 2016 Invited Talk at innoFSPEC Two talks are given by Dr. Marco Potenza and Mr. Mirko Siano respectively. Dr. Potenza's Talk: Title: From light scattering to hyperspectral imaging: optical analogical simulations. Date: 13.12.2016 Time: 13:00-14:00 Location: AIP...

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Invited Talk by Dr. Gerard van Belle at innoFSPEC

News 09-12-2016

Two seminars are given this week by Dr. Gerard van Belle. First Seminar: Title: Developing High-Sensitivity, High-Resolution Imaging at Lowell Observatory Date: Tu 06.12.2016 Time: 10:00-11:00 Location: AIP Schwarzschild Haus

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innoFSPEC starts a new five-years research term

News 27-10-2016

09. September 2016 innoFSPEC starts a new five-years research term Following a very successful 5 year term,  the innoFSPEC Centre for Innovation Competence has been granted another 5 years of funding by...

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