Foundations of Physics

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 734–743 | Cite as

Realism and Single-Quanta Nonlocality

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Abstract

We show that local realism applied to states characterized by a single quantum equally and coherently shared between a number of qubits (so-called W states) produces predictions incompatible with quantum theory. The origin of this incompatibility is shown to originate from the destructive interference of amplitude probabilities associated with nonlocal states, a phenomenon that has no classical analog.

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Quantum nonlocality EPR W states 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Low Temperature LaboratoryAalto UniversityAaltoFinland
  2. 2.Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI)Austrian Academy of SciencesViennaAustria

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