Light Technology Institute


Nanotechnology, visual ergonomics, materials science and system design – these are a few examples from the wide spectrum of light technology research projects and services at our institute.

We are looking forward to an exciting exchange of ideas in productive joint projects and hope you enjoy visiting our website.

International Summer School “Printed Hybrid Photonic & Electronic Structures: Enabling Technology Needs of Today & Tomorrow”

Apply now for the International Summer School “Printed Hybrid Photonic & Electronic Structures: Enabling Technology Needs of Today & Tomorrow” from July 22 to August 05, 2022 at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany!

Are you advanced Bachelor or Master student of physics, electrical/mechanical engineering or material science? Would you like to expand your knowledge on nanophotonic materials, metamaterials and printed optoelectronics like perovskite solar cells? The International Summer School is a great opportunity to learn more about this fascinating research field and get to know leading researchers and international students.

Applications are possible until April 30, 2022.

The Summer School is organized by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The cooperation partners are the Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics, the Cluster of Excellence 3D Matter Made to Order and the Ensemble3 Centre of Excellence.

Perowskit-Solarmodule in MarmoroptikAmadeus, Bramsiepe, KIT
KIT Researchers Develop Perovskite Solar Modules in Marble Optics

In addition to high acquisition costs, a lack of aesthetics is proving to be the reason for the low market share of solar installations in Germany. At the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, colored solar cells made of inexpensive perovskite semiconductor material have now been developed that can be integrated into building facades and simultaneously imitate the appearance of common construction materials. 

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Ms. M.Sc. Kristina Geistert receives the 2020 Study Award of the SEW EURODRIVE FOUNDATION

Ms. M.Sc. Kristina Geistert was awarded the study prize of the SEW EURODRIVE STIFTUNG 2020 on 7.5.2021.
The award was given due to her outstanding study performance and master thesis on the topic "Production of perovskite solar cells based on non-hazardous volatile solvent systems". We congratulate the award winner and wish the PhD student at the Institute of Light Technology continued success.

QCM_ImageAmadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Electronic nose detects minty scents

In nature plant fragrances attract insects. But they are also used in industry, for example in the production of perfumes and aromas. In order to reliably, quickly and objectively distinguish the scents of mint, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed an electronic nose with an artificial sense of smell in an interdisciplinary collaboration: With high precision, it can recognize different types of mint - making it suitable for applications ranging from pharmaceutical quality control to the observation of mint oil as an environmentally friendly bioherbicide.

Upscaling PV
All-evaporated Perovskite Solar Modules reaching efficiency > 18%

Upscaling perovskite photovoltaics from cell to module level with scalable processes is a key challenge. Researchers at IMT and LTI have now produced perovskite solar modules with almost no loss of scaling. They combine laser-scribed interconnection lines with the ease of co-evaporated perovskites.

Startup Digital Power Systems (DPS) exhibits at the Hanovermesse

LTI startup Digital Power Systems (DPS) will be exhibiting at the digital Hannovermesse from April 12-16, 2021.

In this context, an information film on the technology has also been created: Rethinking Power Supplies