The Lightest Mirror in the World

As few as 100 atoms can reflect light when they act as a collective quantum system

Laser Takes Pictures of Electrons in Crystals

Picoscope: a new type of a light microscope with a resolution of a few tens of picometers

A Picture of a Light Pulse

Tiny crystals help to measure the shape of the laser light wave with high accuracy

Unfazed by Phase Shifts

A novel type of detector enables the oscillation profile of light waves to be precisely determined

An Ultrafast Glimpse of Nanoscopic Aerosols

Exploration the initial consequences of the interaction of light with molecules on the surface of nanoscopic aerosols

Quantum Optics in Topological Waveguides

New principle for quantum simulators in which quantum bits can exchange light quanta via a waveguide

Light-Wave Dynamic Control of Magnetism

For the first time ever, physicists changed the magnetic moment of a material using a light wave within one femtosecond

Quantum Distillery for Light

Munich physicists develop a technique to extract pure single photons

High-Flux Ultrafast Photoelectron Spectroscopy

New approach reduces the acquisition time for the analysis of multidimensional electron motions by a factor of 1000

A New Home for Optical Solitons

Munich physicists generated dissipative solitons in passive, free-space resonators for the first time