Ann. Phys. Fr.
Volume 32, Number 2-3, 2007COLOQ'1010th conference on lasers and quantum optics
|Page(s)||195 - 197|
|Published online||23 May 2008|
Wheeler's delayed-choice thought experiment: Experimental realization and theoretical analysis
Laboratoire de Photonique Quantique et Moléculaire, UMR CNRS 8537, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, 94230 Cachan, France
2 Key Laboratory of Optical and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, East Chinan Normal University, Shanghai, P.R. China
3 Laboratoire Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique, UMR CNRS 8501, 91000 Palaiseau, France
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Wheeler has strikingly illustrated the wave-particle duality by the delayed-choice thought experiment, in which the configuration of a 2-path interferometer is chosen after a single-photon light-pulsed has entered it. We present a quantitative theoretical analysis of an experimental realization of Wheeler's proposal.
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