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How much impact of quantum experiment exhibiting "exotic looped trajectories" of light?
The double-slit experiment is one of the fundamental demonstrations of quantum properties of photons: a light beam passing through two parallel slits creates an interference pattern on the other side, indicating the wave-like properties of light. But certain aspects of the experiment indicate particle-like properties as well, suggesting the particle-wave duality that is one of the hallmarks of quantum mechanics.
A recent experiment adds a new wrinkle to the classic double-slit experiment. Results of a three-slit experiment suggest that photons may follow "exotic looped trajectories" in their path from source to target, weaving between the slits in a most un-lightlike way. Unpublished work on arXiv suggests that the researchers also expect to find these looped trajectories in double-slit experiments as well.
Although the paper has tens of thousands of page views and nearly 10,000 mentions on Twitter, a more direct measure of the work's acceptance in the scientific community is its number of citations by other papers exploring the same or similar phenomenon. As of mid-June 2017, a Google Scholar search shows 4 citations.
How many times will the paper paper describing this experiment be cited by the end of 2017?
This question will resolve on January 1 2018, with the definitive number of citations determined by a Google Scholar search.
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