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The phase between 2 waves describing 2 entangled particles?

  1. Feb 5, 2016 #1
    Each particle has a wave associated to it according to the principle of wave-particle duality. Between two waves there is a phase difference.

    What is this phase difference in the case of entangled particles? 0 degrees? 90 degrees? 180 degrees? Somewhere in between?
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  3. Feb 5, 2016 #2


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    It is not true that "every particle has a wave associated with it". Instead, the entire multiple-particle system has a single wave function associated with it.
  4. Feb 5, 2016 #3
    Aren't lasers also described by a single wave of big amplitude? The phase difference for laser is considered to be 0 degrees.
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