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The Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT) has been established within the excellence initiative of the German federal and state governments in November 2006 at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg to promote science and research at German universities. The SAOT offers a structured educational programme for doctoral candidates across the faculties.

Fields of activity of the individual laboratories
• Optical Metrology
• Optical Material Processing
• Optics in Communication and Information
• Optics in Medicine
• Optical Systems and Components
• Computational Optics

• Very broad education provided across the faculties in
the fundamentals of optical technologies and different
• Research and education on the highest level considering the
fields of activity
• Participation in a network of international elite university and
research institutes

Main areas of research and development
see „Fields of activity“

Technology partners
• Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
• Bavarian Laser Center
• University hospitals
• Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device
Technology IISB


Executive Board
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Schmidt (Coordinator)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Will (Co-Coordinator)
PD Dr.-Ing. Andreas Bräuer (Director of Administration)

Erlangen Graduate School
in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT)

Paul-Gordan Straße 6-8
91052 Erlangen

Tel.: +49 9131  85 - 2 58 58
Fax: +49 9131  85 - 2 58 51



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