How to extend quantum experiments

Author(s)
Markus Arndt, Markus Aspelmeyer, Anton Zeilinger
Abstract

Modern experimental developments allow to address the fundamental challenges of quantum physics on new, macroscopic scales. How far can such experiments be pushed with current technology. We discuss three specific examples, long-distance photonic entanglement, matter wave interferometry and superposition states of mechanical resonators, and discuss possible extensions to these experiments. It turns out that there is "plenty of room at the top" for macroscopic quantum experiments, even with presently available technology.

Organisation(s)
Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics and Quantum Information
Journal
Fortschritte der Physik
Volume
57
Pages
1153-1162
No. of pages
10
ISSN
0015-8208
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1002/prop.200900104
Publication date
2009
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
1030 Physics, Astronomy, 103026 Quantum optics, 103008 Experimental physics
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/how-to-extend-quantum-experiments(fd9b1e5e-162e-444c-b64c-b8bad3dc3d94).html