Single molecule coherence at room temperature

Single molecule ultrafast photonics

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We combine coherent control with shaped laser pulses and single-molecule detection, allowing the observation and manipulation of vibrational wave-packet interference, energy transfer and Rabi oscillations in individual molecules at ambient conditions. The single-molecule approach ensures that the ultimate degree of coherent control can be realized, which is crucial to unravel details of molecular function and dynamics in systems as diverse as light-harvesting complexes, photo-active proteins and conjugated polymers. With similar tools we explore phase control of nanoscale fields in plasmonic antennas.

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