Foundations of Physics

, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp 789-805

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Popper's Experiment Revisited

  • Pedro SanchoAffiliated withGPV de Valladolid, Centro Zonal en Castilla y León

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Recently, there has been increasing theoretical and experimental interest in Popper's gedanken experiment. We calculate in this paper, using the path integral approach, the diffraction patterns predicted by quantum mechanics for this arrangement. The calculations confirm the narrowing of the width of the pattern in absence of the slit obtained experimentally by Kim and Shih (Y. Kim and Y. Shih, Found. Phys. 29, 1849 (1999)).

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