Quantum optics: Coherence from spontaneity

Author(s): M. Arndt

Journal: Nature Physics

Volume: 7

Page(s): 375-376

Year: 2011

DOI Number: 10.1038/nphys1987

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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.

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