Matter-wave interferometer for large molecules

Björn Brezger, Lucia Hackermüller, Stefan Uttenthaler, Julia Petschinka, Markus Arndt, Anton Zeilinger

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    The matter-wave interferometer for large molecules was demonstrated. The Talbot-Lau interferometer for C70 fullerene molecules was suitable for larger masses. An interference fringe visibility of 40% with high count rate was achieved using three free-standing gold gratings of 1 œm period and a transversally incoherent but velocity-selected molecular beam.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number100404
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Austrian Fields of Science 2012

    • 103026 Quantum optics

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