Quantum Dynamics: Exploring the Extremes

Quantum physics is conceptionally fascinating ever since, but switching devices were more engineering problems than physics problems until quantum effects and far-from-equilibrium processes were discovered. However, in recent years Quantum effects became accessible in the laboratory: We now speak about ultrafast high-amplitude quantum excitations in semi-conductors with the potential for ultracoherent storages and extreme switching times. Modern technology is no longer conceivable without Quantum dynamics and strong correlations. We address in this special issue these dynamics specifically with coherence times, life times as well as delays of resonances and light matter interactions, the physics beyond Schroedingers Cat.

Editors: Regine Frank (Rutgers), Stefan Hildebrandt (AdP)

Annalen der Physik (2016)