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Numerical Simulation of the Double Slit Interference with Ultracold Atoms

Abstract : We present a numerical simulation of the double slit interference experiment realized by F. Shimizu, K. Shimizu and H. Takuma with ultracold atoms. We show how the Feynman path integral method enables the calculation of the time-dependent wave function. Because the evolution of the probability density of the wave packet just after it exits the slits raises the issue of the interpreting the wave/particle dualism, we also simulate trajectories in the de Broglie-Bohm interpretation.
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Michel Gondran, Alexandre Gondran. Numerical Simulation of the Double Slit Interference with Ultracold Atoms. American Journal of Physics, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2005, 73 (6), pp.507-515. ⟨hal-00268365⟩

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