Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

Research at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light covers a wide range of topics, including nonlinear optics, quantum optics, nanophotonics, photonic crystal fibres, optomechanics, quantum technologies, biophysics, and—in collaboration with the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin – links between physics and medicine. MPL was founded in 2009 and is one of the over 80 institutes that make up the Max Planck Society, whose mission is to conduct basic research in the service of the general public in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences and the humanities.

Michael Frosz chosen as primary guest editor of special IEEE issue

Michael Frosz, the head of the Fibre Fabrication & Glass Studio at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, has been asked to serve as…

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Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light on Mastodon

MPL has joined a new platform that can help communicate our research.

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December school visit to MPL

A group from the Christian-Ernst-Gymnasium in Erlangen visited the Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) in December. The group of 12th…

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Managing Director
Prof. Vahid Sandoghdar, Ph.D.

Please contact:
Julia Graßer (PA)
Phone: +49 9131 7133 301


Head of Infrastructure
Dr. Dorothe Burggraf

Please contact:
Lisa Spann (PA)
Phone: +49 9131 7133 801

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Current issue: Newsletter No 23 - November 2022

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