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.



Prof. Vahid Sandoghdar elected as fellow of the Optical Society (OSA)

He was made an OSA Fellow for his pioneering work in the field of nano-quantum-optics through the elegant combination of concepts from quantum optics, single-molecule spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopy and plasmonics.


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

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