22 July 2002 Interference of mesoscopic systems and decoherence: the example of fullerenes
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Proceedings Volume 4888, First International Workshop on Classical and Quantum Interference; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.475885
Event: First International Workshop of Research Center for Optics on Classical and Quantum Interference, 2001, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Abstract
We analyze a double-slit experiment when the interfering particle is "mesoscopic" and one endeavors to obtain Weicher Weg information by shining light on it. We derive a compact expression for the visibility of the interference pattern: coherence depends on both the spatial and temporal features of the wave function during its travel to the screen. We set a bound on the temperature of the mesoscopic particle in order that its quantum mechanical coherence be maintained.
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Paolo Facchi, Paolo Facchi, "Interference of mesoscopic systems and decoherence: the example of fullerenes", Proc. SPIE 4888, First International Workshop on Classical and Quantum Interference, (22 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475885; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.475885
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