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

    The review of the Symposium "Systems Neuroscience" is online



Lecture: Physics of liquid to solid transitions and microemulsions in the life of cells

Dr. Vasily Zaburdaev Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden [more]


Andreas Maser wins SAOT student award in Optical Materials and Systems

Congratulations! Andreas Maser wins SAOT student award in the field of Optical Materials and Systems for the article "Few-photon coherent nonlinear optics with a single molecule". Few-photon coherent...[more]


Siegfried Weisenburger wins young researcher award of Deutsche Gesellschaft für angewandte Optik

Congratulations! Siegfried Weisenburger wins young reseacher award for an outstanding PhD. thesis of Deutsche Gesellschaft für angewandte Optik (DGaO) with his PhD. thesis on Cryogenic Super-Resolution Fluorescence...[more]


Coherent coupling of a single molecule to a scanning Fabry-Perot microcavity

Physicists in many research areas aim to realize efficient devices that can generate intricate quantum states and perform complex operations. Considering that photons are ideal carriers of quantum information while material...[more]