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# 260014 VU The Physics of Matter-Waves (2019S)

Continuous assessment of course work

## Labels

## Registration/Deregistration

- Registration is open from
**Mo 04.02.2019 08:00**to**Mo 25.02.2019 07:00** - Deregistration possible until
**Th 21.03.2019 23:59**

## Details

max. 30 participants

Language: English

### Lecturers

### Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday
04.03.
12:15 - 14:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
(Kickoff Class)

Monday
11.03.
12:15 - 14:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
18.03.
12:15 - 14:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
25.03.
12:15 - 14:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
01.04.
12:15 - 14:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
08.04.
12:15 - 14:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
29.04.
12:15 - 14:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
06.05.
12:15 - 14:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
13.05.
12:15 - 14:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
20.05.
12:15 - 14:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
27.05.
12:15 - 14:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
03.06.
12:15 - 14:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
17.06.
12:15 - 14:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Monday
24.06.
12:15 - 14:45
Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

## Information

### Aims, contents and method of the course

### Assessment and permitted materials

- Weekly ungraded exercises provide the required feedback and training

- Presence in 80% of the exercises is mandatory.

- There will be 2 written tests (à 1 hour ), one in the middle and one at the end of term.

You pass the test with >50% of all possible points. The scale above that is linear.

- Every student will prepare twice a written Latex summary of a lecture sessions (supported

by the info slides and books that we provide) and report on this as a review in the first 20

min of an exercise.Total Grade:

25% first summary: written and oral presentation

25% 2nd summary: written and oral presentation

25% 1st written test

25% 2nd written test

- Presence in 80% of the exercises is mandatory.

- There will be 2 written tests (à 1 hour ), one in the middle and one at the end of term.

You pass the test with >50% of all possible points. The scale above that is linear.

- Every student will prepare twice a written Latex summary of a lecture sessions (supported

by the info slides and books that we provide) and report on this as a review in the first 20

min of an exercise.Total Grade:

25% first summary: written and oral presentation

25% 2nd summary: written and oral presentation

25% 1st written test

25% 2nd written test

### Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Weekly ungraded exercises provide the required feedback and training

- Presence in 80% of the exercises is mandatory.

- There will be 2 written tests (à 1 hour ), one in the middle and one at the end of term.

You pass the test with >50% of all possible points. The scale above that is linear.

- Every student will prepare twice a written Latex summary of a lecture sessions (supported

by the info slides and books that we provide) and report on this as a review in the first 20

min of an exercise.Total Grade:

25% first summary: written and oral presentation

25% 2nd summary: written and oral presentation

25% 1st written test

25% 2nd written test

- Presence in 80% of the exercises is mandatory.

- There will be 2 written tests (à 1 hour ), one in the middle and one at the end of term.

You pass the test with >50% of all possible points. The scale above that is linear.

- Every student will prepare twice a written Latex summary of a lecture sessions (supported

by the info slides and books that we provide) and report on this as a review in the first 20

min of an exercise.Total Grade:

25% first summary: written and oral presentation

25% 2nd summary: written and oral presentation

25% 1st written test

25% 2nd written test

### Examination topics

All material of the lecture + the associated exercises

### Reading list

While a comprehensive single book is still missing, much of the required information is collected also in

1. A.D. Cronin, J. Schmiedmayer, D.E. Pritchard, Optics and interferometry with atoms and molecules, Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 1051-1129 (2009).

2. Tino G, Kasevich M. Atom Interferometry. IOS (2014).

3. Rauch H, Werner SA. Neutron Interferometry: Oxford University Press (2015).

4. Hasselbach, Progress in electron- and ion-interferometry. Rep. Prog. Phys. 73, 016101

(2010).

5. https://arxiv.org/abs/1501.07770

1. A.D. Cronin, J. Schmiedmayer, D.E. Pritchard, Optics and interferometry with atoms and molecules, Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 1051-1129 (2009).

2. Tino G, Kasevich M. Atom Interferometry. IOS (2014).

3. Rauch H, Werner SA. Neutron Interferometry: Oxford University Press (2015).

4. Hasselbach, Progress in electron- and ion-interferometry. Rep. Prog. Phys. 73, 016101

(2010).

5. https://arxiv.org/abs/1501.07770

## Association in the course directory

MaG 5, MaG 15, M-VAF A 2, M-VAF B

*Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:40*

2 Fundamentals

2.1 Theoretical aspects of coherence

2.2 Density matrices

3 Kirchhoff-Fresnel diffraction theory

3.1 General outline of the problem

3.2 Far-field diffraction and Fourier Transforms

3.3 Near-field diffraction at an edge & slit

3.4 Near-Field diffraction at a grating: the Talbot effect and its applications

4 Sources & Detector Technologies

4.1 Electrons

4.2 Neutrons

4.3 Atoms & Diatomic Molecules

4.4 Macromolecules & Nanoparticles

5 Reminder: Atom-Light interactions

5.1 3 Views on the dipole force

6 Beam splitter concepts (E & T)

6.1 Diffraction at bulk crystals:

6.2 Diffraction at crystal surfaces: electrons & atoms & diatomic molecules

6.3 Diffraction at nanomechanical slits, double slits and gratings: neutrons, electrons, atoms, diatomic and polyatomic molecules

6.4 Measurement-induced optical gratings

6.5 Single-and Two-Photon beam splitters:

6.6 Off-resonant optical beam splitters

7 Interferometer concepts

7.1 Mach Zehnder Interferometer

7.2 Talbot Lau Interferometer

8 Theory of Mach-Zehnder interferometry

8.1 A Feynman Path integral approach

8.2 Phases in perturbed interferometers

9 Theoretical approaches to near-field matter-wave interference

9.1 A wave function approach to near-field interferometry

9.2 A density matrix & Wigner function approach

10 Matter-wave assisted measurement and sensing

10.1 Electrons

10.2 Atoms

10.3 Molecules

11 Matter-Waves observed in the time domain

11.1 Neutron interferometry in time:

11.2 Atom interferometry in time

11.3 Molecules

12 Quantum phases

12.1 Atom interferometers as atomic clocks

12.2 Topological effects etc.

12.3 Entanglement in matter-wave experiments

13 Quantum decoherence & non-standard extensions of the SE

13.1 Theory background

13.2 Experimental decoherence

13.3 Non-standard decoherence & dephasing: Massive clusters & Nanoparticles

14 Boundary conditions for high mass interferometryThis is a VU. The 2 hours of lecture will be complemented by student contributions which vary with the weeks from calculation and computing exercises over paper reports and lectures summaries.