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Quantum tomography

A picture of a swinging atom

Reconstructing the motional quantum states of massive particles has important implications for quantum information science. Motional tomography of a single atom in an optical tweezer has now been demonstrated.

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Fig. 1: Imaging the momentum distribution of a moving atom.


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Bernien, H. A picture of a swinging atom. Nat. Phys. 19, 474–475 (2023).

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