141.A12 Quantum Physics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2015S, PR, 4.0h, 4.0EC


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

Aim of course

The practical exercises should allow the students to investigate basic phenomena of quantum mechanics in the laboratory.

Six basic experiments will be performaed in small groups (1-3 students), one afternoon each, starting at 14:00.

The setups are available every two weeks, Tue, Wed., Fri. the exercises are performed in blocks of 2 weeks


Dates will be announced until March 2014.

Have a look at the timetable (download area).

All six eperiments have to be performed.

!!!! Registration via mail to Prof. Rauschenbeutel (arno.rauschenbeutel@tuwien.ac.at) !!!!


Subject of course

There are 7 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

 Manuals can be downloaded from TISS.

Additional information

 Manuals can be downloaded from TISS.



Course dates

Tue13:00 - 14:0003.03.2015FH Hörsaal 5 - TPH Vorbesprechung

Examination modalities

Es erfolge eine mündliche Vorbesprechung, für jeden Versuch ist ein schriftliches Versuchsprotokoll mit Auswertung (elektronisch) einzureichen.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 461 Technical Physics Not specified


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. Rauschenbeutel (arno.rauschenbeutel@tuwien.ac.at).

Previous knowledge

At least Physik III and Quantum Mechanics, ideally Quantum Optics I+II


if required in English