17 April 2014


Gerhard Rempe, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, and his colleagues investigate the fundamentals of quantum facts technology.The researchers have learned to manage individual atoms and photons, or light particles, and the interactions in between the two in a incredibly precise way.

When describing the problems that he an his team had to overcome when manipulating atoms and photons, Gerhard Rempe remarks "Cautious: the atoms may be exceptionally compact, but our photons absolutely are not. They extend more than various hundred metres, but move really quick, of course. Simply because they extend more than such a huge space, we can choose their frequency, meaning their colour, with extreme precision."

Original source: Dailynewsen.

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