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Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A

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Volume 47, Issue 12 (Dec 1992)

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Surrealistic Bohm Trajectories

Berthold-Georg Englert
  • Sektion Physik, Universität München, Am Coulombwall 1, D-8046 Garching, Germany
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Ludwig-Prandtl-Straße 10, W-8046 Garching
/ Marian O. Scully
  • Department of Physics, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 77843-4242
/ Georg Süssmann
  • Sektion Physik, Universität München, Am Coulombwall 1, D-8046 Garching, Germany
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Ludwig-Prandtl-Straße 10, W-8046 Garching
/ Herbert Walther
  • Sektion Physik, Universität München, Am Coulombwall 1, D-8046 Garching, Germany
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Ludwig-Prandtl-Straße 10, W-8046 Garching
Published Online: 2014-06-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zna-1992-1201

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.

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Received: 1992-09-22

Published Online: 2014-06-02

Published in Print: 1992-12-01



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