# The Talbot Carpet in the Causal Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

The Talbot Carpet in the Causal Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics

This Demonstration considers a quantum wavepacket containing a superposition of up to 10 stationary states to illustrate the Talbot effect in the causal interpretation of quantum theory. The quantum carpets and the quantum trajectories possess nested fine fractal structure. The wave density is repeated at multiples of a fixed distance (the Talbot distance).

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The graphic shows the density plot of Talbot quantum wave intensity, the possible trajectories of four quantum particles, and a contour plot of the quantum potential. Light areas correspond to high probability density of finding a particle, the dark areas to low probability.