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24.01.2017

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]

20.01.2017

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]

19.01.2017

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]

10.01.2017

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]

20.04.2016

A tiny switch for a few particles of light

A single molecule allows a beam of light with a few photons to be controlled - a step towards the photonic computer[more]

08.03.2016

Unique Optical Trapping System Offers New Way to Launch High-Power Laser Light into Hollow-Core Optical Fibers

Simple, self-aligning method traps tiny tapered glass fiber inside hollow-core optical fiber, with potential applications in laser cutting and basic physics research  Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science...[more]

03.02.2016

Hollow-core photonic crystal fiber source for very bright twin beams

Quantum optical experiments rely critically on well-designed sources for correlated photons and twin beams. The number of available sources is however very limited. While most experiments use crystal-based parametric down...[more]

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