Can Non-Detected Photons Simulate Non-Local Effects in Two-Photon Polarization Correlation Experiments ?

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 10)


The recent experiments made on the analysis of the polarizations of the two photons emitted in a radiative decay of an excited calcium atom are reviewed. From the possible biases, only that coming from a conspiracy generated by non-detected photons in the apparatus cannot be completely excluded. However, this hypothesis is found unlikely to allow the possibility of some deterministic local theory. Non-local effects predicted by quantum mechanics are thus very difficult to reject.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Six
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de l’Accéléfrateur LinéaireOrsayFrance

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