141.A12 Quantum Physics Canceled

2020W, PR, 4.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: PR Project
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand and describe fundamental quantum physics principles as well as experimental methods of quantum optics, by hands-on experimentation.

Subject of course

There are 8 experimental setups available:

Entangled photons and Bell's inequality, Inteference of two photons, Optical resonators, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Laserspectroscopy of Rubidium, Quantum noise, Neutron interferometry, HeNe laser

 Manuals can be downloaded from TISS.


Teaching methods

Experimentation in labs, data aquisition, presentation of results, discussion of results.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

 Manuals can be downloaded from TISS.

Setup description and planned experiments will be send to you by mail after registration.

!!! WATCH OUT: Manual for quantum noise will be send by mail !!!



Examination modalities

Written report.

Course registration

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Registration modalities

For registering please send a mail to Barbara Stros


Please include in your mail on which days of the week (morning/afternoon) you have time. 


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Some remarks concerning the downloads below:

Bell experiment + 2-photon experiment: The physics behind these experiments is treated in detail in the lecture "Quantum optics II" by Arno Rauschenbeutel. 

Especially questions like "Why does the Bell experiment disprove local realism" can not be answered without a little bit of math.

In case you did not have a chance to follow the lecture, you can find a short argumentation (By Stefanie Barz, Uni Wien) and Bell's original paper in the download documents.

Noise fundamentals experiment: The manual for "noise fundamentals" will be send to you by mail for copyright reasons.

Contact Prof. Thorsten Schumm (thorsten.schumm@tuwien.ac.at).

Previous knowledge

At least Physik II, ideally Quantum Mechanics.


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