Publication in PhysRevA by CoQuS student Stefan Nimmrichter et al.

Workgroup Arndt Group


03. May 2011  — We propose to test the theory of continuous spontaneous localization (CSL) in an all-optical time-domain Talbot-Lau interferometer for clusters with masses exceeding 10^6 amu. By assessing the relevant environmental decoherence mechanisms, as well as the growing size of the particles relative to the grating fringes, we argue that it will be feasible to test the quantum superposition principle in a mass range excluded by recent estimates of the CSL effect.


Publication in PhysRevA by CoQuS student Stefan Nimmrichter et al.


Stefan Nimmrichter, Klaus Hornberger, Philipp Haslinger and Markus Arndt

Testing spontaneous localization theories with matter-wave interferometry

PHYSICAL REVIEW A 83, 043621 (2011)

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.83.043621