Interaction-free measurement with matter waves

Adonai S. Sant'Anna, Otavio Bueno

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Abstract

In the early 1990's, A. Elitzur and L. Vaidman proposed an interaction-free measurement (IFM) that allows researchers to find infinitely fragile objects without destroying them. But the Elitzur-Vaidman IFM has been used only to determine the position of opaque objects. We propose a non-trivial extension of such a technique with matter waves, which allows measurement of classical fields. And we show severe limitations when we talk about gravitational fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-490
Number of pages10
JournalFoundations of Physics Letters
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Foundations of quantum mechanics
  • Interaction free measurement
  • Matter waves

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Interaction-free measurement with matter waves. / Sant'Anna, Adonai S.; Bueno, Otavio.

In: Foundations of Physics Letters, Vol. 19, No. 5, 10.2006, p. 481-490.

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Sant'Anna, Adonai S. ; Bueno, Otavio. / Interaction-free measurement with matter waves. In: Foundations of Physics Letters. 2006 ; Vol. 19, No. 5. pp. 481-490.
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