Foundations of Physics

, Volume 12, Issue 12, pp 1171–1179

FLASH—A superluminal communicator based upon a new kind of quantum measurement

  • Nick Herbert

DOI: 10.1007/BF00729622

Cite this article as:
Herbert, N. Found Phys (1982) 12: 1171. doi:10.1007/BF00729622


The FLASH communicator consists of an apparatus which can distinguish between plane unpolarized (PUP) and circularly unpolarized (CUP) light plus a simple EPR arrangement. FLASH exploits the peculiar properties of “measurements of the Third Kind.” One purpose of this article is to focus attention on the operation of idealized laser gain tubes at the one-photon limit.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nick Herbert
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  1. 1.Boulder Creek