Participants in the Netherlands

Leiden

The Single-Molecule Optics Group at MoNOS is headed by Prof. Michel Orrit and hosted in LION, the Leiden Institute of Physics (Leiden University). The current research activities of the group are spectroscopy of single molecules and gold nanoparticles, nano-optics, low-temperature spectroscopy, fluorescence enhancement, and novel fluorescent labels. Instrumental capabilities include confocal scanning microscopy and wide-field imaging at variable temperatures (from 1.2 Kelvin to room temperature), high-resolution (1 MHz) optical spectroscopy, time-resolved (100 fs) optical pump-probe spectroscopy, optical trapping, and photothermal absorption spectroscopy.