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Three-Slit Interference: A Duality Relation

Authors
  • Siddiqui, Mohd Asad
  • Qureshi, Tabish
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Aug 27, 2015
Submission Date
May 22, 2014
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ptep/ptv112
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

The issue of interference and which-way information is addressed in the context of 3-slit interference experiments. A new path distinguishability ${\mathcal D_Q}$ is introduced, based on Unambiguous Quantum State Discrimination (UQSD). An inequality connecting the interference visibility and path distinguishability, ${\mathcal V} + {2{\mathcal D_Q}\over 3- {\mathcal D_Q}} \le 1$, is derived which puts a bound on how much fringe visibility and which-way information can be simultaneously obtained. It is argued that this bound is tight. For 2-slit interference, we derive a new duality relation which reduces to Englert's duality relation and Greenberger-Yasin's duality relation, in different limits.

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