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Quantum coherence and path-distinguishability of two entangled particles

  • Misba Afrin
  • Tabish QureshiEmail author
Regular Article

Abstract

An interference experiment with entangled particles is theoretically analyzed, where one of the entangled pair (particle 1) goes through a multi-slit before being detected at a fixed detector. In addition, one introduces a mechanism for finding out which of the n slits did particle 1 go through. The other particle of the entangled pair (particle 2) goes in a different direction, and is detected at a variable, spatially separated location. In coincident counting, particle 2 shows n-slit interference. It is shown that the normalized quantum coherence of particle 2, C2, and the path-distinguishability of particle 1, DQ1, are bounded by an inequality DQ1 + C2 ≤ 1. This is a kind of nonlocal duality relation, which connects the path distinguishability of one particle to the quantum coherence of the other.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsJamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Theoretical Physics, Jamia Millia IslamiaNew DelhiIndia

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