Light microscopy provides a deep insight into protein structure

An innovative fluorescence microscopy method makes it possible to image protein structures with a resolution of less than half a nanometre[more]


Optical fibre with Einstein effect

Twisted photonic crystal fibres guide light by a mechanism similar to the bending of light rays by large celestial masses[more]


A single molecule as a high-fidelity photon gun

A single molecule as a high-fidelity photon gun for producing intensity-squeezed light X.-L. Chu, S. Götzinger, and V. Sandoghdar Nature Photonics, doi:10.1038/nphoton.2016.236 (2016). Link to the paper[more]


New Max Planck Research Group focuses on quantum phenomena

Claudiu Genes has taken up his work as newly appointed research group leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light as of January 2017. His group is engaged in research on theoretical aspects of quantum optics....[more]


Tapered Glass-Fiber Microspike: High-Q Flexural Wave Resonator and Optically Driven Knudsen Pump

R. Pennetta, S. Xie, and P. St.J. Russell, Physical Review Letters 117, 273901 (2016)[more]


Newsletter 10 - 2016



MPL Theory Division: MPL welcomes Prof. Florian Marquardt as its fourth director

The MPL Theory Division, led by Florian Marquardt, deals with both the quantum and classical dynamics of systems relevant for modern optics research, especially at the interface between nanophysics and quantum optics. Topics...[more]

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