Which way detector (hardware) information

In summary, the speaker is searching for information on the hardware used for the which way detectors in the double slit experiment, specifically in terms of photons. They have found several papers on "thought" experiments and one Italian experiment using a TEM, but no other detectors. They have looked at several suggested links but have not found any information on a detector that would allow a photon to pass through without being blocked. They ask for clarification on whether this type of detector was used in the experiment.
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I am still searching the net for information on the actual hardware used for the which way detector(s) in the double slit experiment(s), and descriptions of the experiments as really performed in the real world. I am NOT referring to the "screen" at the pathway termination used to detect the interference pattern. I am thinking in terms of photons, but anything would be helpful at this point.

Thus far I have tracked down about 20 papers with "thought" experiments. No help there.

The only one close that I have found so far is the "recent" Italian experiment that uses a TEM, but no detectors as such.

Be back later to check. Thanks.

DC
 
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DarioC said:
I am still searching the net for information on the actual hardware used for the which way detector(s) in the double slit experiment(s), and descriptions of the experiments as really performed in the real world. I am NOT referring to the "screen" at the pathway termination used to detect the interference pattern. I am thinking in terms of photons, but anything would be helpful at this point.

Thus far I have tracked down about 20 papers with "thought" experiments. No help there.

The only one close that I have found so far is the "recent" Italian experiment that uses a TEM, but no detectors as such.

Be back later to check. Thanks.

DC
Entangled photon apparatus for the undergraduate laboratory

http://www.lasercomponents.com/de/fileadmin/user_upload/home/Datasheets/lc/applikationsreport/avalanche-photodiodes.pdf

arxiv search for single photon avalanche photodiode in the abstract

arxiv search for single photon detection in the abstract

Momentum kicks due to quantum localization

Avalanche photodiodes and quenching circuits for single-photon detection

http://www.pacer.co.uk/jkcm/Products/Categories/Detectors/Photon+Counting+Modules?referrer=AZOOPTICS [Broken]

http://www.boselec.com/products/documents/idQproductlineoverview.pdf [Broken]
 
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I have looked at just a few of each list of suggested links, and thus far I have a 100% sample of the information that, while really good reading on detectors in general, it is obvious that anyone of these photon detectors would intercept all of the energy of any photon that struck it. That would certainly stop the interference.

What I am looking for is information on the type of "detector" that will detect the passage of a photon, but allow it to go on it's way, however changed, if changed, to strike the scintillating screen or other strike position recording device.

That is to say that strike recording type detectors block the photon and will not work for the interference negation experiment.

If, in fact I am barking up the wrong tree, so to speak, and the experiment is not or was not done with such a device, someone please advise me so.

I will check the remainder of the links, looks like pretty good reading. Thanks.

DC
 
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Sorry, I misunderstood what you were looking for.
 
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Came out good Thomas; I passed one of your links on to answer a gentleman's question in another thread here in addition to them all being informative for me.
DC
Edit: "Momentum Kicks" has some goodies in it.
 
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1. What is a "Which way detector"?

A "Which way detector" is a type of hardware device used in scientific experiments to determine the path or direction of a particle or photon. It is commonly used in quantum mechanics and related fields.

2. How does a "Which way detector" work?

The exact mechanism varies depending on the specific design, but generally, a "Which way detector" uses principles of interference and detection to determine the path of a particle or photon. This can involve measuring the particle's momentum, position, or other properties.

3. What are the applications of "Which way detectors"?

"Which way detectors" are primarily used in scientific research, particularly in fields such as quantum mechanics, optics, and particle physics. They can also have practical applications in technologies such as quantum computing and cryptography.

4. Are there any limitations or drawbacks to using "Which way detectors"?

One limitation of "Which way detectors" is that they can disrupt the very phenomenon they are trying to measure. For example, in the double-slit experiment in quantum mechanics, the act of measuring the particle's path can cause it to behave differently than if it were not being measured. Additionally, "Which way detectors" can be expensive and complex to operate, making them inaccessible to some researchers.

5. How are "Which way detectors" used in quantum teleportation?

In quantum teleportation, "Which way detectors" are used to determine the state of a particle being teleported. This information is then transmitted to the receiver, who can use it to recreate the particle's state at a different location. However, the use of "Which way detectors" in this process can also introduce errors and decrease the fidelity of the teleportation.

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