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

News

21.04.2016

Emanuel Eichhamer participates in the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, 26th June - 1st July at Lindau, Germany

402 young scientists from 80 countries will participate in the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. They are outstanding students, graduate students and post-docs under 35 years of age, conducting research in the field of physics....[more]

18.04.2016

Pierre Türschmann wins poster prize at PPNEC

Pierre Türschmann wins the first prize for his poster on "Molecules Coupled to Dielectric Waveguides: On-Chip Platform for Many-Body-Physics" at Europhysics Conference "From Photonics to Polaritonics -...[more]

01.01.2016

When every photon counts

Single-photon sources are desirable resources for a variety of applications, ranging from quantum information processing to metrology.  A single emitter, like a single atom or a quantum dot can, in principle, be used as the...[more]

01.01.2016

Nanostructures and quantum emitters together make light more precise

Optical fibre sensors make use of diverse physical effects to measure parameters such as strain, temperature and electric field. We have recently introduced a new class of reconfigurable fibre sensor, based on a ‘flying-particle’...[more]

 

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