• Interference due to coherence swapping

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      Quantum interference; qubit; measurement; Aharonov-Bohm effect

    • Abstract

       

      We propose a method called ‘coherence swapping’ which enables us to create superposition of a particle in two distinct paths, which is fed with initially incoherent, independent radiation. This phenomenon is also present for the charged particles, and can be used to swap the effect of flux line due to the Aharonov-Bohm effect. We propose an optical version of experimental set-up to test the coherence swapping. The phenomenon, which is simpler than entanglement swapping or teleportation, raises some fundamental questions about the true nature of wave-particle duality, and also opens up the possibility of studying the quantum erasure from a new angle.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Arun Kumar Pati1 2 Marek Zukowski3

      1. Quantum Optics and Information Groups, School of Informatics, University of Wales, Dean Street, Bangor - LL 57 1UT, UK
      2. Theoretical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, 5th Floor, Central Complex, Mumbai - 400 085, India
      3. Instytut Fizyki Teoretycznej i Astrofizyki, Uniwersytet Gdanski, Gdansk - PL-80-952, Poland
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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