- Inequivalent classes of interference experiments with non-abelian anyons
- Physical Review A
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- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute for Theoretical Physics Amsterdam (ITFA)
We present a theoretical analysis of inequivalent classes of interference experiments with non-abelian anyons using an idealized Mach-Zender type interferometer. Because of the non-abelian nature of
the braid group action one has to distinguish the different possibilities in which the experiment can be repeated, which lead to different interference patterns. We show that each setup will, after repeated measurement, lead to a situation where the two-particle (or multi-particle) state gets locked into an eigenstate of some well
defined operator. Also the probability to end up in such an eigenstate is calculated. Some representative examples are worked out in detail.
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