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Scaling silicon quantum photonics technology

March 09, 2018
The realisation of controllable large quantum devices is key for the development of quantum technologies. [more]
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Attoseconds break into atomic interior

February 23, 2018
A newly developed laser technology has enabled physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (jointly run by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics) to generate attosecond bursts of high-energy photons of unprecedented intensity. [more]
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A Keen Sense for Molecules

February 23, 2018
Laser physicists from the Laboratory of Attosecond Physics at the LMU and the MPQ have developed an extremely powerful broadband infrared light source. This light source opens up a whole new range of opportunities in medicine, life science, and material analysis. [more]
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A quadrillionth of a second in slow motion

February 20, 2018
Observing and controlling ultrafast processes with attosecond resolution [more]
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Light controls two-atom quantum computation

February 07, 2018
MPQ scientists realize mathematical operations with a quantum gate between two trapped atoms that is mediated by photons. [more]
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Playing Billiards with a Laser Beam

January 31, 2018
A research team led by physicists at LMU Munich reports a significant advance in laser-driven particle acceleration. Using tiny plastic beads as targets, they have produced proton bunches that possess unique features, opening up new opportunities for future studies. [more]
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In the kaleidoscope of quantum physics

January 15, 2018
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (MPQ) and the Department of Physics of Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, will collaborate in the new Max Planck Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics [more]
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A simplified formulation of lattice gauge theories for applications in particle physics as well as quantum simulations

January 05, 2018
Theorists from the field of quantum optics and particle physics find a new and very general approach for the solution of lattice gauge theories. [more]