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Light Interference and the Absence of Definite Values of Measured Quantities a Priori

A. V. Belinsky

Moscow University Physics Bulletin 2017. 72. N 3. P. 224

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The peculiarities of the behavior of photons in various experimental situations are considered. Variants of double-beam interference of a single photon and the possibility of forming a standing wave by this photon are analyzed; three-beam interference is also discussed. The effects observed in this case prove the absence of particular values of the measured quantities up to the moment of measurement; in the latter case, the number of photons in the field does not a priori have a certain value, in spite of the fact that the system is in the energy state. An experiment is also considered that proves the absence of a certain phase and the phase difference of photons in the Fock state, which makes it possible to treat different types of theories of hidden parameters, including nonlocal ones, more critically.

Received: 2016 June 25
Approved: 2017 August 23
PACS:
03.65.Ud Entanglement and quantum nonlocality
42.65.Sf Dynamics of nonlinear optical systems; optical instabilities, optical chaos and complexity, and optical spatio-temporal dynamics
Rissian citation:
А. В. Белинский.
Интерференция света и отсутствие определенных значений измеряемых величин априори.
Вестн. Моск. ун-та. Сер. 3. Физ. Астрон. 2017. № 3. С. 21.
Authors
A. V. Belinsky
$^1$Department of Mathematical Modelling and Informatics, Faculty of physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University
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