• Francisco Balzarotti, Yvan Eilers, Klaus C. Gwosch, Arvid H. Gynma, Volker Westphal, Fernando D. Stefani, Johan Elf, Stefan W. Hell

    “Nanometer resolution imaging and tracking of fluorescent molecules with minimal photon fluxes”

    Science (2016) – published online on December 22 pdf

  • Federico Barabas, Luciano Masullo, Fernando D. Stefani

    “Tormenta: an open source Python-powered control software for camera based optical microscopy”

    Review of Scientific Instruments 87 (2016) 126103 pdf

  • Jesica V. Pellegrotti, Emiliano Cortés, Martin D. Bordenave, Martin Caldarola, Mark P. Kreuzer, Alfredo D. Sanchez, Ignacio Ojea, Andrea V. Bragas, Fernando D. Stefani

    “Plasmonic photothermal fluorescence modulation for homogenous biosensing”

    ACS Sensors 1 (2016) 1351-1357 pdf

  • Ianina L. Violi, Julián Gargiulo, Catalina von Bilderling, Emiliano Cortés, and Fernando D. Stefani

    “Light-Induced Polarization-Directed Growth of Optically Printed Gold Nanoparticles”

    Nano Letters 16 (2016) 6529 – 6533 pdf

  • Martín D Bordenave, Francisco Balzarotti, Fernando D Stefani, and Stefan W Hell

    “STED nanoscopy with wavelengths at the emission maximum”

    Journal of Physics D 49 (2016) 365102 pdf

  • Julian Gargiulo, Santiago Cerrotta, Emiliano Cortés, Ianina Violi, Fernando D. Stefani

    “Connecting metallic nanoparticles by optical printing”

    Nano Letters 16 (2016) 1224-1229  pdf


  • Jesica Pellegrotti, Guillermo Acuña, Anastasiya Puchkova, Phil Holzmeister, Andreas Gietl, Birka Lalkens, Fernando Stefani and Philip Tinnefeld

    “Controlled reduction of photobleaching in DNA origami – gold nanoparticle hybrids”

    Nano Letters 14(2014) 2831-2836 pdf

  • D. Brinks, R. Hildner, E. M. H. P. van Dijk, F. D. Stefani, J. B. Nieder, J. Hernando, N. F. van Hulst

    “Ultrafast dynamics of single molecules”

    Chemical Society Reviews 43 (2014) 2476-2491 pdf


  • Y. Alvarez, J. A. Fauerbach, J. V. Pellegrotti, T. M. Jovin, E. A. Jares-Erijman, F. D. Stefani

    “Influence of Gold Nanoparticles on the Kinetics of α‑Synuclein Aggregation”

    Nano Letters 13 (2013) 6156–6163 pdf


  • F. Balzarotti, F. D. Stefani

    “Plasmonics Meets Far-Field Optical Nanoscopy”

    ACS Nano 6 (2012) 4580–4584 pdf

  • G. P. Acuna, M. Bucher, I. H. Stein, Ch. Steinhauer, A. Kuzyk, P. Holzmeister, R. Schreiber, A. Moroz,
    F. D. Stefani, T. Liedl, F. C. Simmel, P. Tinnefeld

    “Distance Dependence of Single-Fluorophore Quenching by Gold Nanoparticles Studied on DNA Origami”

    ACS Nano 6 (2012) 3189–3195 pdf

  • S. R. Kirchner, A. Ohlinger, T. Pfeiffer, A. S. Urban, F. D. Stefani, A. Deak, A. A. Lutich, J. Feldmann

    “Membrane composition of jetted lipid vesicles: a Raman spectroscopy study”

    Journal of Biophotonics 5 (2012) 40 -46 pdf


  • D. Brinks, R. Hildner, F. D. Stefani, N. F. van Hulst

    “Beating spatio-temporal coupling: implications for pulse shaping and coherent control experiments”

    Optics Express 19 (2011) 26486-26499 pdf

  • E. A. Coronado, E. R. Encina, F.D. Stefani

    “Optical Properties of Metallic Nanoparticles: manipulating light, heat and forces at the nanoscale”

    Nanoscale 3 (2011) 4042-4059 pdf

  • D. Brinks, R. Hildner, F. D. Stefani, N. F. van Hulst

    “Coherent control of single molecules at room temperature”

    Faraday Discussions 153 (2011) 51-60 pdf

  • T.H. Taminiau, F. D. Stefani, N. F. van Hulst

    “Optical nanorod antennas as cavities for dipolar emitters: evolution of sub- and super-radiant modes”

    Nano Letters 11 (2011) 1020-1024 pdf

  • R. Hildner, D. Brinks, F. D. Stefani, N. F. van Hulst

    “Electronic Coherences and Vibrational Wave Packets in Single Molecules Studied with Femtosecond Phase-Controlled Spectroscopy”

    PCCP 13 (2011) 1888-1894 pdf


  • A. S. Urban, A. A. Lutich, F.D. Stefani, J. Feldmann

    “Laser Printing Single Gold Nanoparticles”

    Nano Letters 10 (2010) 4794-4798 pdf

  • S. K. Dondapati, T. K. Sau, C. Hrelescu, T. A. Klar, F.D. Stefani, J. Feldmann

    “Label-free Biosensing Based on Single Gold Nanostars as Plasmonic Transducers”

    ACS Nano 4 (2010) 6318-6322 pdf

  • H. Ba, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, F.D. Stefani, J. Feldmann

    “Immobilization of Gold Nanoparticles on Living Cell Membranes upon Controlled Lipid Binding”

    Nano Letters 10 (2010) 3006-3012 pdf

  • D. Brinks, F. D. Stefani, F. Kulzer, R. Hildner, T. H. Taminiau, Y. Avlasevich, K. Müllen & N. F. van Hulst

    “Visualizing and controlling vibrational wavepackets of single molecules”

    Nature  465 (2010) 905-908 pdf

  • A.A. Lutich, A. Pöschl, G. Jiang, A. S. Susha, A. L. Rogach, F. D. Stefani, J. Feldmann

    “Efficient energy transfer in layered hybrid organic/inorganic nanocomposites: a dual function of semiconductor nanocrystals”

    Applied Physics Letters 96 (2010) 083109 pdf


  • G. Jiang, A. S. Susha, A. A. Lutich, F. D. Stefani, A. L. Rogach , J. Feldmann

    “Cascaded Two‐Level FRET from Conjugated Polymer/Quantum Dot Complexes for DNA Hybridization Detection”

    ACS Nano 3 (2009) 4127–4131 pdf

  • S. Mayilo, M. A. Kloster, M. Wunderlich, A. Lutich, T. A. Klar, A. Nichtl, K. Kürzinger, F. D. Stefani, J. Feldmann

    “Long‐range fluorescence quenching by gold nanoparticles in a sandwich immunoassay for cardiac troponin T”

    Nano Letters 9 (2009) 4558‐4563 pdf

  • M. Stemmler, F. D. Stefani, S. Bernhardt, R. E. Bauer, M. Kreiter, K. Müllen, W. Knoll

    “One‐Pot Preparation of Dendrimer−Gold Nanoparticle Hybrids in a Dipolar Aprotic Solvent”

    Langmuir 25 (2009) 12425–12428 pdf

  • A. S. Urban, M. Fedoruk, F. D. Stefani, M. Horton, J.O. Rädler, J. Feldmann

    “Controlled nanometric phase transitions on phospholipid membranes by plasmonic heating of single gold nanoparticles”

    Nano Letters 9 (2009 ) 2903‐2908 pdf

  • A. A. Lutich, G. Jiang, F. D. Stefani*, A. S. Susha, A. L. Rogach, J. Feldmann.

    “Energy transfer beats charge separation in type‐II hybrid organic‐inorganic nanocomposites”

    Nano Letters 9 (2009) 2636‐2640 pdf

  • T. K. Sau, A. S. Urban, S. K. Dondapati, M. Fedoruk, M. R. Horton, A. L. Rogach, F. D. Stefani, J. O. Rädler, J. Feldmann

    “Controlling loading and optical properties of gold nanoparticles on liposome membranes”

    Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 342 (2009) 92‐96 pdf

  • F. D. Stefani, J. P. Hoogenboom, Eli Barkai

    “Beyond quantum jumps: the blinking of single emitters ”

    Physics Today 62 (February 2009) 34‐39 – also in Japanese Physics Today 62 (2009) 4-13 pdf



  • F. D. Stefani, K. Vasilev, N. Bocchio, F. Gaul, A. Pomozzi , M. Kreiter

    “Photonic mode density effects on single molecule fluorescence blinking”

    New J. Phys. 9 (2007) 21 pdf



  • F. D. Stefani, W. Knoll, X. Zhong, M. Y. Han, M. Kreiter

    “Quantification spontaneous and photoinduced quantum‐dot photoluminescence blinking”

    Phys. Rev. B 72 (2005) 125304 pdf

  • F. D. Stefani, W. Knoll, X. Zhong, M. Y. Han, M. Kreiter

    “Memory in quantum‐dot photoluminescence blinking”

    New J. Phys. 7 (2005) 197 pdf

  • F. D. Stefani, K. Vasilev, N. Bocchio, N. Stoyanova, M. Kreiter

    “Surface plasmon mediated single molecule fluorescence through a thin metallic film”

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 94 (2005) 023005 pdf


  • K. Vasilev, F. D. Stefani, V. Jacobsen, W. Knoll, M. Kreiter

    “Reduced photobleaching of chromophores close to a metal surface”

    J. Chem. Phys. 120 (2004) 6701-6704 pdf

  • A. K. Vogt, F. D. Stefani, A. Best, G. Nelles, A. Yasuda, W. Knoll, A. Offenhäuser

    “Impact of micropatterned surfaces on neuronal polarity”

    J. Neuroscience Meth. 134 (2004) 191-198 pdf

  • A. Baba, S. Tian, F. D. Stefani, C. Xia, Z. Wang, R. C. Advincula, D. Johannsmann, W. Knoll

    “Electropolymerization and doping/dedoping properties of polyaniline thin films as studied by electrochemical‐surface plasmon spectroscopy and by the quartz crystal microbalance”

    J. Electroanal. Chem. 562 (2004) 95-103 pdf

also in Japanese Physics Today, Vol. 62 No. 2, p.4-13als