Event-by-event simulation of a quantum delayed-choice experiment

Hylke C. Donker, Hans De Raedt, Kristel Michielsen*

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    The quantum delayed-choice experiment of Tang et al. (2012) is simulated on the level of individual events without making reference to concepts of quantum theory or without solving a wave equation. The simulation results are in excellent agreement with the quantum theoretical predictions of this experiment. The implication of the work presented in the present paper is that the experiment of Tang et al. can be explained in terms of cause-and-effect processes in an event-by-event manner. (c) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3109-3118
    Number of pages10
    JournalComputer Physics Communications
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - Dec-2014


    • Discrete event simulation
    • Wheeler delayed-choice experiment
    • Interference
    • Quantum optics

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