Classical and quantum complementarity



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Galazo, Raquel and Bartolomé, Irene and Ares Santos, Laura and Luis Aina, Alfredo (2020) Classical and quantum complementarity. Physics letters A, 384 (33). ISSN 0375-9601

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Two complementary observables can be measured simultaneously so that the exact individual distributions can be recovered by a proper data inversion. We apply this program to the paradigmatic example of the Young interferometer from the classical and quantum points of view. We show complete parallelism between complementarity in the quantum and classical theories. In both domains, complementarity manifests in a pathological behavior for the inferred joint distribution. (C) 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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We thank Profs. X.-F. Qian and A. Goldberg for valuable comments. L. A. and A. L. acknowledge financial support from Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad Project No. FIS2016-75199-P, and from the Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid research consortium QUITEMAD+ Grant No. S2013/ICE-2801. L. A. acknowledges financial support from European Social Fund and the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia Innovación y Universidades,Contract Grant No. BES-2017-081942.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Phase-difference; Information; Operators; Duality; Wave
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:63040
Deposited On:12 Nov 2020 16:20
Last Modified:23 Jan 2023 16:54

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