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On the Compatibility of Local Realism with Atomic Cascade Experiments

  • T. W. Marshall
  • E. Santos
  • F. Selleri
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 10)

Abstract

We present two criticisms of the reported violations of local realism in atomic cascade experiments. Firstly, we show that physically reasonable local-hidden variable models can reproduce within errors the results of those experiments. Secondly, we show that photon rescattering in the beam is important for the experiments reported to violate Bell’s inequality.

Keywords

Atomic Beam Bell Inequality Local Realism Quantum Mechanical Model Joint Detection 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. W. Marshall
    • 1
  • E. Santos
    • 2
  • F. Selleri
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsManchester UniversityManchesterUK
  2. 2.Departamento de FisicaUniversidad de SantanderSpain
  3. 3.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di Bari INFNSezione di BariItaly

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