Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
P.O.Box 13 27
D-85741 Garching, Germany

Street address:
Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1
D-85748 Garching, Germany

Phone: + 49 (89) 3 29 05 - 0
Fax:    + 49 (89) 3 29 05 - 200

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Dr. Olivia Meyer-Streng

Leitung Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit/ Head of Press & Public Relations
Phone:+49 89 32905-213

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A switch for light wave electronics

May 23, 2016
A team of scientists optimized the interaction of light and glass in a way that facilitates its possible future usage for light wave driven electronics. [more]

Laser pulses: conductors for protons

May 13, 2016
Using ultrashort laser pulses an international team at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich has managed to manipulate the positions of atoms in hydrocarbon molecules. [more]

Quantum Logical Operations Realized with Single Photons

May 02, 2016
MPQ scientists take an important step towards a logical quantum gate for photons. [more]

Better tests for Schrödinger cats

April 18, 2016
MPQ scientists develop new methods to test the world view of macroscopic realism [more]

Classical physics in a spin

March 11, 2016
Simple “spin models” used to explain magnetism can precisely reproduce any possible phenomenon in classical, non-quantum physics, according to scientists at the MPQ and UCL. [more]

Interference at a Double Slit Made of Two Atoms

March 01, 2016
MPQ scientists observe unusual interference phenomena by scattering laser light from two atoms trapped inside an optical resonator [more]

New paths for generation of ultracold molecules

February 11, 2016
Scientists at MPQ produce an extremely cold gas of organic polar molecules [more]

Sluggish electrons caught in action

February 04, 2016
By creating and using the first optical attosecond pulse, scientists from the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics measured the time it takes electrons inside atoms to respond to the electromagnetic forces of light. [more]
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