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

News

13.11.2017

Chip-Based All-Optical Control of Single Molecules Coherently Coupled to a Nanoguide

Nanoscopic sources of photons, switches, and memories are in high demand as building blocks for quantum optical networks. Equally important are solutions for efficient “wiring” of these elements. An attractive approach to address...[more]

25.10.2017

Dominik Rattenbacher wins poster prize at 651. WE-Hereaus-Seminar on Longrange Interactions, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, 25th-27th October 2017

Congratulations! Dominik Rattenbacher wins poster prize at 651. WE-Hereaus-Seminar on Longrange Interactions, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, 25th-27th October 2017 with his poster "On Chip Quantum Optics in 1D: Single Molecules...[more]

21.08.2017

William Hamlyn wins Poster prize at QuICC Summer School 2017

Congratulations! William Hamlyn, University of Durham, wins 1st Place Poster prize  for his poster on "Atom-light interactions in thermal Rubidium vapours confined to a volume less than λ3". The prize was...[more]

 

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