Surprising quantum effects

Yakir Aharonov*, David Z. Albert, Aharon Casher, Lev Vaidman

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Abstract

We consider circumstances wherein a quantum-mechanical system is subjected to a varied sequence of measurements, some of which are substantially more precise than others. Such systems are shown to exhibit paradoxical behavior. The resolution of this paradox turns out to involve bizarre interference effects in the measuring apparatus. The possibilities of observing such behavior in the laboratory are briefly considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-203
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Volume124
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Sep 1987

Funding

FundersFunder number
National Science FoundationPHY 8408265

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