Research report 2010 - Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems

Quantum optics with molecules: delocalized matter waves and the appearance of molecular chirality

Hornberger, Klaus
Forschungsgruppe molekulare Quantenoptik
Max-Planck Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme, Dresden
Methods of molecular quantum optics allow one to probe to what extent elementary quantum mechanical phenomena can be observed with complex objects and on large scales. The considered quantum effects range from spatially delocalized molecules consisting of more than one hundred atoms to the demonstration of quantum entanglement with respect to macroscopically distinguishable properties.

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