1.1 Fundamentals of Extreme Photonics

Project coordinators: O. Smirnova, B. P. Fingerhut

Recent Highlights

High-order synthetic dimensions in waveguide photonic lattices: parallelizing high-dimensional random walks

In physics, a very intuitive way of describing the evolution of a system proceeds via the specification of functions of the spatiotemporal…

Let there be… a new light: scientists synthesized light with new intrinsic chirality to tell mirror molecules apart

Light is the fastest way to distinguish right- and left-handed chiral molecules, which has important applications in chemistry and biology. However,…

Topological insulators are quantum materials, which, due to their exotic electronic structure, on surfaces and edges conduct electric current like…

Plasmonic waveguides open the possibility to develop dramatically miniaturized optical devices and provide a promising route towards the…

Dr. Benjamin Fingerhut, junior group leader at the Max Born Institute (MBI), is recipient of the prestigious ERC Starting Grant 2018. The project…

A clever combination of novel technologies enables us to study promising materials for the electronics of tomorrow. Over the past decades, computers…

For the first time, researchers from UNIGE and MBI in Berlin have placed an electron in a dual state - neither freed nor bound - thus confirming a…

Short, rotating pulses of light reveal much about the internal structure of materials. An international team of physicists headed by Prof. Misha…

The study of nonlinear phenomena in magneto-plasmonic waveguides is of great interest, not only for their fundamental importance, but also for…

Strong field ionization has been studied for more than half a century. Nevertheless, the role of electron spin has been largely overlooked during this…

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