Nature Physics/ News and Views - Quantum optics: Coherence from spontaneity

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04. May 2011  — Markus Arndt reports in the latest issue of Nature Physics on coherence from spontaneity in the field of Quantum optics.

Abstract:

The observation of quantum phenomena usually requires utmost control and isolation of a quantum system from its noisy environment. A study now shows how even a spontaneously emitted photon may force an atom into a coherent quantum state.

Nature Physics 7, 375–376 (2011)

doi:10.1038/nphys1987