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Considerations on collapse of the wavefunction
Author(s): J. Reintjes; Mark Bashkansky
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the specific form that the collapsed quantum state of a signal photon can take when its entangled idler is measured in an entangled ghost imaging configuration using a type II collinear phase matched spontaneous parametric downconversion (SPDC) interaction. Calculations of the correlated counting rate distributions in the ghost image plane and diffraction plane show that agreement between collapse and non-collapse models is obtained if the signal is assumed to collapse into a specific mixed state. However, if the signal is assumed to collapse into a pure state, significant differences arise between the predictions of the two collapse models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2015
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9500, Quantum Information and Computation XIII, 95000U (21 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2176377
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J. Reintjes, Sotera Defense Solutions (United States)
Mark Bashkansky, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9500:
Quantum Information and Computation XIII
Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Michael Hayduk, Editor(s)

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