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January 12, 2024

Laser setup for cooling, controlling, entangling individual molecules

Physicists have linked individual molecules together into special states that are quantum mechanically "entangled" – where molecules remain correlated with each other and can interact simultaneously, even if they are miles apart. Shown here is a laser setup for cooling, controlling and entangling individual molecules.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant PHY 2207518.]

Learn more in the Princeton University news story Physicists 'entangle' individual molecules for the first time, bringing about a new platform for quantum science. (Date of image: 2023; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Jan. 12, 2024)

Credit: Photo by Richard Soden, Department of Physics, Princeton University

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