On the observation of decoherence with a movable mirror

R. Folman, J. Schmiedmayer, H. Ritsch, D. Vitali

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Following almost a century of debate on possib e "independent of measurement" elements of reality, or "induced" elements of reality - originally invoked as an ad-hoc collapse postulate, we propose a novel line of interference experiments which may be able to examine the regime of induced elements of reality. At the basis of the proposed experiment, lies the hypothesis that models of "induced" elements of reality should exhibit symmetry breaking within quantum evolution. The described symmetry experiment is thus aimed at being able to detect and resolve spatial symmetry breaking signatures. The proposed experiment stands at the edge of present day technological abilities and will be, so we believe, realizable in the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-107
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Physical Journal D
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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