Forward-scattered wave analysis of an optical Hardy-like setup

P. Adam, L. Szabó, M. Mechler, M. Koniorczyk

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Abstract

We analyze a photon interferometric scenario that is closely similar to that of the gedanken experiment of Hardy, where the annihilation of a particle-antiparticle pair is replaced by the interference of two photons on a beam splitter. We discuss its relation to Hardy's paradox. We calculate the forward-scattered waves of the output beam splitters for this setup and analyze their entanglement-like structure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014001
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue numberT147
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2012

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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