Exploring Quantum Foundations with Single Photons

  • Martin Ringbauer

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 205-208

About this book

Introduction

This thesis uses high-precision single-photon experiments to shed new light on the role of reality, causality, and uncertainty in quantum mechanics. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the current understanding of quantum foundations and details three influential experiments that significantly advance our understanding of three core aspects of this problem. The first experiment demonstrates that the quantum wavefunction is part of objective reality, if there is any such reality in our world. The second experiment shows that quantum correlations cannot be explained in terms of cause and effect, even when considering superluminal influences between measurement outcomes. The final experiment in this thesis demonstrates a novel uncertainty relation for joint quantum measurements, where the textbook relation does not apply. 

Keywords

Quantum Foundations Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle Reality of the Wavefunction Quantum Causality Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics Causal Models Experimental Metaphysics Single Photon Measurements Quantum Information Quantum Tomography High Precision Quantum State Preparation

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin Ringbauer
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mathematics and PhysicsThe University of QueenslandQueenslandAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64988-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64987-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64988-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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