Quantum rotations of levitated nanoparticles
by Dr. Benjamin Stckler
University of Duisburg-Essen
at Quantum optics seminar
Wed, 30 Mar 2022, 15:00
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87521723222
Abstract: The non-linearity and anharmonicity of rigid body rotations gives rise to pronounced quantum interference effects with no analogue in the body's centre-of-mass motion . This talk will briefly review three such effects, orientational quantum revivals , the quantum tennis racket effect , and spin-controlled rigid-body rotations , and discuss how elliptic coherent scattering cooling  opens the door to rotational quantum experiments with nanoscale particles and rotational tests of collapse models.
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