Guided Light is comprised of a multi-institutional, international team from Canada and Germany. Students in the program are supervised by a principle investigator (PI) belonging to one of the three collaborating Canadian Institutions:

The Canadian training program further connects with the

The German program is positioned at the centre of Optics Research and Industry in Germany, known today as the “City of Light“, driven from the following German institutes:

  • Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (FSU)
  • Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT)
  • Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF)

Each collaborating institution brings critical and world leading expertise to the program. The above diagram shows the Canadian-German interlocking areas of skills and expertise. The Canadian institutions house highly specialized academic professionals and pupils who carry out world-leading research in science and engineering that complements the technological expertise and infrastructures in Germany. Canada opens rich new scientific and technical opportunities in fabrication tools, photonics design and application directions that can be accelerated by research conducted in Germany. Collectively, Canadian and German researchers connect to industry programs to generate a high level of synergy for commercial development