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]


Newsletter 10 - 2016



How to contact us in the new building

Please beware of the fact that the address of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light has changed:  Max Planck Institute for the Science of LightStaudtstraße 291058 Erlangen You will find the new telephone...[more]


Newsletter 09 - 2015



Classical entanglement: Speeding particles in the sights of a laser

A radially polarized laser beam acts as a motion sensor for fast particles It might be easier to track tiny particles in the future – even when they hurtle along with the speed of a rifle bullet. This is thanks to researchers...[more]


Photonic crystal fibre: a multi-purpose sensor

A flying microbead in a hollow glass fibre measures temperature, vibrations and electric fields with high spatial resolution. Glass fibres can do more than transport data. A special type of glass fibre can also be used as a...[more]


World-Record Deep-Ultraviolet to Mid-Infrared Supercontinuum Light Generated in Photonic Crystal Fibre

Bright light sources delivering continuous bands of wavelength from the ultraviolet (UV) to the infrared (IR) are of great importance in advanced optical microscopy, spectroscopy and many other fields. A proven approach to...[more]