A classic double slit experiment is done with light (photons) that creates an interference pattern on a distant image screen. The experiment is repeated, except now the image screen is replaced by an extremely high speed video sensor array, without a lens. The video sensors act just like the old image screen, except now each frame of the video is precisely time tagged. The time of release of single source photons is also recorded precisely. Adding all of the frames, what pattern accumulates on the video camera's screen?
Here is an ASCII schematic:
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| | s | | | | Photon Double Fast Source Slit Video Screen Screen
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