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Surrealistic Bohm Trajectories

Berthold-Georg Englert , Marian O. Scully , Georg Süssmann and Herbert Walther

Abstract

A study of interferometers with one-bit which-way detectors demonstrates that the trajectories, which David Bohm invented in his attempt at a realistic interpretation of quantum mechanics, are in fact surrealistic, because they may be macroscopically at variance with the observed track of the particle. We consider a two-slit interferometer and an incomplete Stern-Gerlach interferometer, and propose an experimentum crucis based on the latter.

Received: 1992-9-22
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1992-12-1

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