Eric Cavalcanti

> Therefore interaction by itself does not cause decoherence.

If you *encode* the "welcher weg" information 
you get decoherence.
- Schneider, LaPuma, Am. J. Phys., 70 (2002) 266
- http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/9908072

Leonard Mandel put it in the strongest way:
"The mere possibility, in principle, of performing
the auxiliary measurement is sufficient to
destroy the interference. The quantum state
in this case is in the form of a diagonal
density operator which reflects what is
knowable, in principle, rather than what 
is known."
Found. Phys., 25 (1995) 211

About the (finite) information involved, see also
http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0201026



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