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Latest Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics Stories

Connecting Clocks To Measure Height
2013-10-02 11:10:16

Researchers from Garching and Braunschweig transport frequencies with high precision over almost 2000 km - important, among other things, for geodesy

Atomic Clock Comparison Via Data Highways
2012-04-27 08:58:02

In future, optical fibers could connect all optical atomic clocks within Europe – a milestone for various users of optical frequencies in research and industry

Quantum Network Created Based On Interfaces Between Single Atoms And Photons
2012-04-12 09:37:30

Quantum physicists have made a leap forward in subatomic particle communication by connecting two separate labs 21-meters apart using two atoms and a photon, according to a report published in the April 12 issue of Nature.

2011-05-02 20:51:42

A data memory can hardly be any smaller: researchers working with Gerhard Rempe at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching have stored quantum information in a single atom.

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2010-08-05 09:24:34

An international team of scientists has used ultrashort flashes of laser light to directly observe the movement of an atom’s outer electrons for the first time.

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2010-07-13 08:26:09

An international team measures the charge radius of the hydrogen nucleus and stumbles across some mysteries of physics.

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2010-06-30 14:15:39

Contrary to previous assumptions, electrons are catapulted out of an atom during photoemission with a delay.

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2010-06-22 13:15:00

A sensitive measuring device must not be dropped - because this usually destroys the precision of the instrument.

2010-05-14 15:00:00

Scientists demonstrate for the first time exotic multiparticle interactions between ultracold atoms in an artificial crystal of light.

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2010-03-11 12:44:54

The weird world of quantum mechanics describes the strange, often contradictory, behaviour of small inanimate objects such as atoms.


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