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Modern Applications of Fluorescence

Module PH2126

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Basic Information

PH2126 is a semester module in German or English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 40 h 5 CP

Responsible coordinator of the module PH2126 is Thorsten Hugel.

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


Molecular Spectra, Franck-Condon Principle


Fluorescence spectroscopy

Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET)

Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS and FCCS)

Superresolution microscopy (STED, PALM)

Detection systems (e.g CCD, APD)


Learning Outcome

After successful participation in this module the student is able to:
1. Understand absorption and emission spectra.

2. To choose and apply the best modern fluorescence methods for a certain problem.


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Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Modern Applications of Fluorescence Mon, 15:00–17:00, PH 3024

Learning and Teaching Methods

Frontalunterricht mit Demonstrationsexperimenten


Tafelanschrieb bzw. Präsentation,
Demonstrationsexperimente (Erklärungen zum Download),
Beispielvideos (z.T. zum Download),
Vorlesungsmitschrift zum Download,


Hecht, Optik
Zinth, Optik
Lakowicz, Principles of Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Weitere Quellen: -> Physics3

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In an oral exam the learning outcome is tested using comprehension questions and sample problems.

In accordance with §12 (8) APSO the exam can be done as a written test. In this case the time duration is 60 minutes.

Exam Repetition

The exam may be repeated at the end of the semester.

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