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Heidi

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- Young double slits experiment with orthogonal polarizers.

Please look at this YDSE with two orthogonal polarizers.

https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Physical_and_Theoretical_Chemistry_Textbook_Maps/Supplemental_Modules_(Physical_and_Theoretical_Chemistry)/Quantum_Tutorials_(Rioux)/Quantum_Fundamentals/28:_The_Double‐Slit_Experiment_with_Polarized_Light

I wonder if it is not like a Wick rotation.

I recall that there is a symmetry between statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics.

in the former we add probabilities and in qm we add amplitudes.

when we have a system obeying the heat equation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_equation

replacing t by it gives a Schrodinger like equation obeyed by another possible system.

when here we replace the usual double slit device by adding orthogonal polarizers the figure in the link shows thar interfences disappear and that the probabilities are added on the screen. I wonder if behind the slits the particle obeys the diffusion (or heat) equation.

https://chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Physical_and_Theoretical_Chemistry_Textbook_Maps/Supplemental_Modules_(Physical_and_Theoretical_Chemistry)/Quantum_Tutorials_(Rioux)/Quantum_Fundamentals/28:_The_Double‐Slit_Experiment_with_Polarized_Light

I wonder if it is not like a Wick rotation.

I recall that there is a symmetry between statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics.

in the former we add probabilities and in qm we add amplitudes.

when we have a system obeying the heat equation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_equation

replacing t by it gives a Schrodinger like equation obeyed by another possible system.

when here we replace the usual double slit device by adding orthogonal polarizers the figure in the link shows thar interfences disappear and that the probabilities are added on the screen. I wonder if behind the slits the particle obeys the diffusion (or heat) equation.

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