Max Planck Institute of
Quantum Optics

P.O.Box 13 27
D-85741 Garching, Germany

Hans-Kopfermann-Str. 1
D-85748 Garching, Germany

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

Contact person

Dr.  Olivia Meyer-Streng
Dr. Olivia Meyer-Streng
Head of Press & Public Relations
Phone:+49 89 3290-5213

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A space-time sensor for light-matter interactions

November 30, 2017
Physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (run jointly by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics) have developed an attosecond electron microscope that allows them to visualize the dispersion of light in time and space, and observe the motions of electrons in atoms. [more]

An acoustic cage for electrons

November 14, 2017
International team of scientist develops new concept for trapping and manipulating electrons with sound waves [more]

A new concept for a unidirectional waveguide

November 07, 2017
A team of scientist at MPQ and Caltech proposes the realization of two-dimensional topological insulators by classical optical networks. [more]

Lightwave controlled nanoscale electron acceleration sets the pace

November 02, 2017
Extremely short electron bunches are key to many new applications including ultrafast electron microscopy and table-top free-electron lasers. [more]
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Cold molecules on collision course

October 13, 2017
Using a new cooling technique MPQ scientists succeed at observing collisions in a dense beam of cold and slow dipolar molecules. [more]
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Shrinking the proton again!

October 06, 2017
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, using high precision laser spectroscopy of atomic hydrogen, confirm the surprisingly small value of the proton radius determined from muonic hydrogen. [more]
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Ultrafast snapshots of relaxing electrons in solids

September 15, 2017
Using ultrafast flashes of laser and x-ray radiation, scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany) took snapshots of the briefest electron motion inside a solid material to date. The electron motion lasted only 750 billionths of the billionth of a second before it fainted, setting a new record of human capability to capture ultrafast processes inside solids! [more]
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Quantum magnets doped with holes

August 04, 2017
MPQ-scientists reveal hidden magnetic order in one-dimensional quantum crystals doped with holes. [more]
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