Introduction to Two-Particle Interferometry

  • Michael A. Horne
  • Abner Shimony
  • Anton Zeilinger
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 226)

Abstract

Ordinary interferometry employs beams of particles -- photons, electrons, neutrons, and possible other particles — but the phenomena which it studies arise when two amplitudes associated with a single particle combine at a locus. When the single particle is characterized by a quantum state, the two amplitudes have a definite phase relation. The variation of the relative phase as one or more parameters vary gives rise to the familiar inter-ferometric “fringe” pattern, which characteristically is sinusoidal.

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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Horne
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Abner Shimony
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Anton Zeilinger
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsStonehill CollegeNorth EastonUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Philosophy and PhysicsBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  3. 3.Atominstitut der Österreichischen UniversitätenViennaAustria
  4. 4.Physik DepartmentTechnische Universität München GarchingFederal Republic of Germany

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