Rabi Oscillations Described by de Broglian Probabilities

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Scientific Paper
Title Rabi Oscillations Described by de Broglian Probabilities
Author(s) Mirjana Bozic
Keywords quantum mechanics, wave function, spin state, relation, Rabi oscillations, interference
Published 1994
Journal None
Pages 503-509


Superposition principle, as one of the basic principles in quantum mechanics, is essential for numerous quantum phenomena: interference, quantum beats, quantum interference, wave packets, florescence, Rabi oscillations, spin echo, superposition of spin states, etc. In all those cases a wave function of a quanton is a superposition of two or more eigenstates. Characteristic features of those phenomena are determined by relative phases of different components in the above superposition. But, the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics avoids to attribute physical meaning to phases as well as to relative phases of wave functions. As a consequence, attempts to physically explain and understand those phenomena often encounter paradoxes, difficulties and inconsistencies discussed for example by Feynman and Ballentine in the case of interference, by Klein et al. and Kaiser et al. in connection with wave packets, by Wigner in connection with spin state superposition, by Schrodinger and Brewer and Schenzle in relation to flourscence, etc.