Macroscopic Violation of Duality Generated on a Laser Beam

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ABSTRACT

It is shown theoretically and experimentally that passage of a laser beam through particular conventional Ronchi gratings prepares the beam in an altered state that violates quantum duality. The violation is characterized by a readily measured net transfer of energy between the prepared beam and an unmodified beam from a similar, independent laser. Notably, the experiment is conducted with the beams at macroscopic power levels where measurability of the duality-violating transfer is vastly improved over that of the discrete photon regime. These results are consistent with other recently reported experiments that have challenged the validity of the duality-related principle of complementarity.

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D. Mirell and S. Mirell, "Macroscopic Violation of Duality Generated on a Laser Beam," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 4 No. 7, 2013, pp. 911-922. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2013.47123.

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