Volume 82, Number 4, May 2008
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||07 May 2008|
Computer simulation of Wheeler's delayed-choice experiment with photons
Department of Applied Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen Nijenborgh 4, NL-9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands, EU
2 EMBD - Vlasakker 21, B-2160 Wommelgem, Belgium, EU
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 24 March 2008
We present a computer simulation model of Wheeler's delayed-choice experiment that is a one-to-one copy of an experiment reported recently (Jacques V. et al., Science, 315 (2007) 966). The model is solely based on experimental facts, satisfies Einstein's criterion of local causality and does not rely on any concept of quantum theory. Nevertheless, the simulation model reproduces the averages as obtained from the quantum-theoretical description of Wheeler's delayed-choice experiment. Our results prove that it is possible to give a particle-only description of Wheeler's delayed-choice experiment which reproduces the averages calculated from quantum theory and which does not defy common sense.
PACS: 02.70.-c – Computational techniques; simulations / 03.65.-w – Quantum mechanics
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