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.

News

17.09.2014

analytica-world.com about "The shadow of a disease"

Proteins such as tumour markers can be easily and sensitively detected by their scattered light

08.09.2014

Poster Prize: Vahid Sandoghdar wins poster prize at NFO-13

Vahid Sandoghdar wins poster prize at NFO-13, this year's international conference on near-field optics and nanophotonics in Salt Lake City, Utah. He presented our work on scanning-pipette electrostatic trap of nanoparticles.