Is spin coherence like Humpty-Dumpty? Academic Article uri icon


  • A Stern-Gerlach interferometer combines Stern-Gerlach deflecting magnets to reconstitute initially split beams, in such a way that an arbitrary initial spin state is recovered. Technical and fundamental limitations on the realizability of the device are derived. 1988 Springer-Verlag.

published proceedings

  • Zeitschrift fr Physik D Atoms,Molecules and Clusters

author list (cited authors)

  • Schwinger, J., Scully, M. O., & Englert, B.

citation count

  • 55

complete list of authors

  • Schwinger, J||Scully, MO||Englert, B-G

publication date

  • June 1988