Prof. Dr. Theodor Hänsch

Principal Investigator

Main Focus

The Laser Spectroscopy Division of Professor Theodor W. Hänsch is developing tools to observe and manipulate quantum matter with light. Applications range from fundamental physics laws to nanoscopy of condensed matter quantum systems. The research in the Laser Spectroscopy Division is mainly organized along three principal lines: precision spectroscopy of simple atoms, molecular spectroscopy and imaging with laser frequency combs, and quantum optics with optical micro-cavities.[more]

Theodor Hänsch on the MPQ-Harvard Cooperation:

The Max Planck Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics creates synergies between research teams at both locations with complementary expertise and facilities. We will participate with our work on novel laser spectroscopy of atoms and molecules.

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