[ExI] Macroscopic Superposition
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Wed Sep 24 23:56:13 UTC 2008
--- On Wed, 9/24/08, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> At 03:18 PM 9/24/2008 -0700, Stuart wrote:
> >. . . then at exactly 2 seconds, would the LED be on or
> No. On and off. But how small is the smallest interval you
> can toggle?
Apparently, the smallest interval depends on the wavelegth of the laser which makes sense from a Heisenberg perspective as well. As of June 2008, that would be 80 attoseconds (1 attosecond = 10^-18 of a second) for UV. The record for visible light is 1.6 femtoseconds.
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