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New light at the end of the tunnel

An international team of scientists successfully concentrated the energy of infrared laser pulses using a nano funnel enabling them to generate extreme ultraviolet light pulses, which repeated 75 million times per second. more

A Microscopic View on Quantum Fluctuations

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics achieve direct imaging of quantum fluctuations at absolute zero temperature more

Taming Light

Taming Light

September 08, 2011

Physicists of the MPQ have generated for the first time “white” light pulses and they are able to control their field on a time scale shorter than an optical oscillation. more

An octave spanning chip-based optical ruler

Scientists at MPQ develop octave-spanning frequency comb with a microresonator more

Fundamental matter-antimatter symmetry confirmed

International collaboration including MPQ scientists sets a new value for the antiproton mass relative to the electron with unprecedented precision. more

Lightwave electronics at sharp metal tips

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics control for the first time the emission of electrons from metal tips with femtosecond lasers alone. more

Squeezed light from single atoms

MPQ scientists generate amplitude-squeezed light fields using single atoms trapped inside optical cavities. more

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