This is the place where

Electrons meet Photons

Since 1998, the Institute of Optoelectronics belongs to the Centre for Semiconductor Technology and Optoelectronics and has access to a first class technical infrastructure, including a clean room with 470 square metres area. Beside several European projects, the Institute of Optoelectronics is involved in the Centre for NanoIntegration (CENIDE) and in the NanoEnergy Technologies Centre (NETZ).

Abschluss- und Projektarbeiten

Are you looking for a topic for your final/ project thesis?

In winter semester 2019/20 we offer the following topics as Bachelor's/Master's/Project Thesis:

  • Development of optically controllable planar multiband terahertz antennas
  • Development of 200 THz infrared antennas for LIDAR applications
  • Early detection of skin cancer by millimeter wave and terahertz spectroscopy
  • Real-time fiber radio network for industrial automation

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MWP 2019 Best Paper Award

MWP 2019 Best Paper Award

Sebastian Dülme was awarded the "Best Student Paper Award (2nd Place)" for his work "300 GHz Photonic Self-Mixing Imaging System with vertical illuminated Triple-Transit-Region Photodiode Terahertz Emitters".

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Register now for the courses in winter semester

In winter semester 2019/12, we are offering lectures, exercises and labs in the following subjects:

  • Optoelectronics (OPTO),
  • Optoelectronic Labs (POE),
  • Optical Communications Technology (OCT),
  • Optical Signal Processing (OSV),
  • Laser Technology (LT).

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EUR 6.5 million for terahertz integration center (THz-IZ)

6G and ultra-modern radar systems

In order to be able to invest in new production facilities and equipment, the university will receive over 6.5 million euros from state and EU funds. This will create a Terahertz Integration Centre (THz-IZ) that is unique in Germany.

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Microelectronics Research Laboratories Germany

ZHO receives 3.96 million Euro in funding

The microelectronics research laboratory for high-frequency beam shaping - ForLab SmartBeam - is being established at the University of Duisburg-Essen, funded by the BMBF.

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European Network for High Performance Integrated Microwave Photonics

Next generation global telecommunication platforms and emerging massive take-up applications in radar, communications and space industries will require entirely new technologies to address the current limitations of electronics for massive capacity and connectivity.

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Mobile Material Characterization and Localization by Electromagnetic Sensing

More than 100 years ago, scientists invented the mobile camera to take pictures at any location. More than 30 years ago, engineering scientists invented the mobile phone to make calls anywhere. Now it is time to invent a mobile material detector to determine materials of any surface as well as inside an object at any location.

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Radio technologies for 5G using Advanced Photonic Infrastructure for Dense user environments

At the beginning of the year, the European Union and Japanjointly had published a call for collaborative research projects in four specially selected technology areas. Within the four main priorities, only one project should be encouraged. University of Duisburg-Essen could prevail with its international partners in the subject "Access Networks for Densely Located User Areas".

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