Wave-particle duality of single-photon states

Abstract

We review the present status of wave-particle duality of single-photon states in the context of some recent experiments. In particular, Bohr's complementarity principle is critically reexamined. It is explained in detail how this principle is confronted in these experiments and how a contradiction with the notion of “mutual exclusiveness” of classical wave and particle pictures emerges.

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Ghose, P., Home, D. Wave-particle duality of single-photon states. Found Phys 22, 1435–1447 (1992). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01883733

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Keywords

  • Present Status
  • Recent Experiment
  • Classical Wave
  • Complementarity Principle
  • Mutual Exclusiveness