Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Mach zehnder : a test for superposition ?

  1. Nov 14, 2015 #1
    We consider a one photon experiment. If the photon really follow both path at the first beam splitter then only one detector will click, if on the other hand the photon would have to choose one path (classical particle) then both detector could click ?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 14, 2015 #2
    No, as there is only one photon which can make only one detector click.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2015 #3
    Right it is badly expressed. I should have said the other detector could click. In this second view only one detector clicks but it could be one or the other if we repeat the experiment.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2015 #4
    Yes, that would be the case.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Mach zehnder : a test for superposition ?
Loading...