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Analysing a complementarity experiment on the quantum-classical boundary

Authors
  • Cunha, M. O. Terra
  • Nemes, M. C.
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Aug 31, 2002
Submission Date
Aug 31, 2002
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/S0375-9601(02)01507-4
arXiv ID: quant-ph/0209003
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

The complementarity experiment reported in Bertet [{\it{et al.}} (2001), {\it{Nature}} {\bf{411}}, 166.] is discussed. The role played by entanglement in reaching the classical limit is pointed out. Dissipative and thermal effects of the cavity are calculated and a simple modification of the experiment is proposed in order to observe the progressive loss of the capacity of ``quantum erasing''as a manifestation of the classical limit of quantum mechanics.

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