Spectra in nested Mach-Zehnder interferometer experiments

Marcin Wieśniak


By the means of the standard quantum mechanics formalism I present an explicit derivation of the structure of power spectra in Danan et al. and Zhou et al. experiments with nested dynamically changing Mach-Zehnder interferometers. The analysis confirms that we observe prominent, first-order peaks on frequencies related to some of the elements of the interferometer, but not on others. However, as I shall demonstrate, there are also other, weaker effects related to all relevant elements of the setup. In case of the Danan et al. setup, there are even peaks at all frequencies of element oscillations. When confronted in an experiment, these observations shall challenge the interpretation of the experiments based on anomalous trajectories of light. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Author Marcin Wieśniak (FMPI / II)
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Journal seriesPhysics Letters A, ISSN 0375-9601, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishinterferometry, two-state vector formalism, quantum mechanics
ASJC Classification3100 General Physics and Astronomy
URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physleta.2018.06.032
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)30
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Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 30.0, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.002; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.863 (2) - 2017=1.776 (5)
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