Decoherence of matter waves by thermal emission of radiation

  title={Decoherence of matter waves by thermal emission of radiation},
  author={Lucia Hackerm{\"u}ller and Klaus Hornberger and Bj{\"o}rn Brezger and Anton Zeilinger and Markus Arndt},
Emergent quantum technologies have led to increasing interest in decoherence—the processes that limit the appearance of quantum effects and turn them into classical phenomena. One important cause of decoherence is the interaction of a quantum system with its environment, which ‘entangles’ the two and distributes the quantum coherence over so many degrees of freedom as to render it unobservable. Decoherence theory has been complemented by experiments using matter waves coupled to external… CONTINUE READING
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