Quantum interferometry with complex molecules

Markus Arndt, Klaus Hornberger

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This chapter reviews recent experiments on matter wave interferometry with large molecules. Starting from an elementary introduction to matter wave physics we discuss far-field diffraction and near-field interferometry with thermally excited many-body systems. We describe the constraints imposed by decoherence and dephasing effects, and present an outlook to the future challenges in macromolecule and cluster interferometry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantum Coherence in Solid State Systems
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi"

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 103026 Quantum optics

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