Multi-path interferometry using single photons

J P Cotter, R P Cameron

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Abstract

In most experiments which search for violations of Born's rule using light the diffractive elements are formed from material slits, or waveguides, which are treated classically. In this article we propose an alternative approach where the internal energy levels of particles are used instead of slits to test the superposition principle, thus removing the effect of the finite width of the slits. By quantising both the light field and the diffraction elements we propose a new way to probe Born's rule for light in a fully quantum mechanical way.
Original languageEnglish
Article number045012
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics Communications
Volume3
Early online date8 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2019

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Keywords

  • Born's rule
  • foundations of quantum physics
  • quantum mechanics

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Multi-path interferometry using single photons. / Cotter, J P; Cameron, R P.

In: Journal of Physics Communications, Vol. 3, 045012, 23.04.2019, p. 1-7.

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