Quantum optical tests of complementarity Academic Article uri icon


  • Simultaneous observation of wave and particle behaviour is prohibited, usually by the position-momentum uncertainty relation. New detectors, constructed with the aid of modern quantum optics, provide a way around this obstacle in atom interferometers, and allow the investigation of other mechanisms that enforce complementarity. 1991 Nature Publishing Group.

published proceedings

  • Nature

altmetric score

  • 72.672

author list (cited authors)

  • Scully, M. O., Englert, B., & Walther, H.

citation count

  • 672

complete list of authors

  • Scully, Marian O||Englert, Berthold-Georg||Walther, Herbert

publication date

  • May 1991

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