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Nonlocal realism considered for entangled photons
Author(s): Reinhard Erdmann; Michael Fanto; Corey Peters; Paul Alsing; Richard Michalak; Enrique J. Galvez
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Paper Abstract

Experimental measurements of entangled photons have enabled effective probing of foundational principles of physical law, Quantum Mechanics (QM) in particular. When it was noted that QM is non-local and precludes certain real properties, change in the description of basic phenomena was required. Bell's Inequality work clarified this conflict with Local-Realistic descriptions but left open whether locality, realism, or both should be abandoned. More recent investigations consider models that maintain forms of non-local realism as alternatives to QM. Problems with those are illustrated here, and support a non-local QM description of entangled photons having non-determinate properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8400, Quantum Information and Computation X, 840012 (15 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918591
Show Author Affiliations
Reinhard Erdmann, Advanced Automation Corp. (United States)
Michael Fanto, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Corey Peters, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Paul Alsing, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Richard Michalak, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Enrique J. Galvez, Colgate Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8400:
Quantum Information and Computation X
Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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