An Atomic-Beam Quantum-Eraser Gedanken Experiment View Full Text


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DATE

1992

AUTHORS

Berthold-Georg Englert , Heidi Fearn , Marlan O. Scully , Herbert Walther

ABSTRACT

In recent work1 we have analyzed a which path (German: welcher Weg) interference experiment, involving an atomic beam incident on two slits. Behind each slit is a micromaser cavity and beyond them a screen to observe interference fringes of the outgoing atomic beams. This scheme is one in which the principle of cornplementarity is manifest but the position-momentum uncertainty relation plays no role. Essentially, we have found a way to obtain welcher Weg information, concerning which slit the atom passed through, without exposing the interfering beams to uncontrollable scattering processes. The interference fringes vanish once we have welcher Weg information but their disappearance is due to correlations between the field inside the micromaser detectors and the atomic beam wavefunctions. The “erasure” of these correlations was shown to restore the interference pattern. However in the example given, “shutters” were introduced which could not be treated via a simple Hamiltonian dynamics. In the present note we improve upon this model and introduce a Gedanken experiment which is completely calculable. More... »

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55-62

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Quantum Measurements in Optics

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978-1-4613-6495-5
978-1-4615-3386-3

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