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



Lecture: Insertable, implantable and wearable micro-optical devices for the early detection of cancer

Prof. Christopher H. Contag, Stanford University School of Medicine, California[more]


Lecture: Quantum-information processing with solid-state single-photon sources

Prof. Peter Lodahl, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark[more]


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]


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]