Quantitative complementarity in two-path interferometry

A. Bramon, G. Garbarino, B. C. Hiesmayr

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The quantitative formulation of Bohr’s complementarity proposed by Greenberger and Yasin is applied to some physical situations for which analytical expressions are available. This includes a variety of conventional double-slit experiments, but also particle oscillations, as in the case of the neutral-kaon system, and Mott scattering of identical nuclei. For all these cases, a unified description can be achieved including a new parameter [Formula Presented] which quantifies the effective number of fringes one can observe in each specific interferometric setup. 5555 2004 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004


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