Research report 2014 - Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light

Taking biodetection to the limit

Authors
Vollmer, Frank
Departments
Max Planck Forschungsgruppe „Labor für Nanophotonik und Biosensorik”
Summary
Our research is focused on the physics of biosensing, the physical principles for detecting molecules and their interactions. Of particular interest is the study of photonic microsystems with the goal of single molecule analysis. Taking detection to this limit is only possible if the interaction of light with biomolecules is sufficiently enhanced. Our group has now achieved such extreme enhancements with optical microcavities.

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