Welcome to the Sandoghdar Division
at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

    • Cryogenic localization microscopy
    • Two distant molecules communicate via single photons
    • iSCAT visualizes nanoconfinement in lipid bilayers
    • Nanopipette electrostatic trap
    • Label-free Single Protein Detection
    • Our move from Zurich
    • Single molecules in a dielectric nanoguide
  • The research of our group aims to advance experimental and theoretical mastery of light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale and to achieve the same degree of control and finesse that is known from the gas-phase quantum optics in the condensed phase. To do this, we combine concepts from quantum optics, laser spectroscopy, cryogenics, optical imaging, scanning probe technology and nanofluidics. In this endeavour, we have addressed a wide spectrum of scientific questions, ranging from quantum optics to biophysics. For more information, please consult our research website and our list of publications.

    Our biophotonics research is featured at Biophysical Society TV

    The review of the Symposium "Systems Neuroscience" is online

News

19.12.2017

Visualizing single-cell secretion dynamics with single protein sensitivity

Cellular secretion of proteins into the extracellular environment is an essential mediator of critical biological mechanisms, including cell-to-cell communication, immunological response, targeted delivery, and differentiation....[more]

13.12.2017

Manipulation of quenching in nanoantenna-emitter systems enabled by external detuned cavities: a path to enhance strong-coupling

Strong light-matter interactions at the single emitter-level have been so far achieved via narrowband cavities with very high quality factors (Q) or via plasmonic nanoantennas at the cost of significant radiation quenching in the...[more]

13.11.2017

Chip-Based All-Optical Control of Single Molecules Coherently Coupled to a Nanoguide

Nanoscopic sources of photons, switches, and memories are in high demand as building blocks for quantum optical networks. Equally important are solutions for efficient “wiring” of these elements. An attractive approach to address...[more]

25.10.2017

Dominik Rattenbacher wins poster prize at 651. WE-Hereaus-Seminar on Longrange Interactions, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, 25th-27th October 2017

Congratulations! Dominik Rattenbacher wins poster prize at 651. WE-Hereaus-Seminar on Longrange Interactions, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, 25th-27th October 2017 with his poster "On Chip Quantum Optics in 1D: Single Molecules...[more]

 

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