Incompatibility of Macroscopic Local Realism with Quantum Mechanics in Measurements with Macroscopic Uncertainties

Reid, M. D. (2000) Incompatibility of Macroscopic Local Realism with Quantum Mechanics in Measurements with Macroscopic Uncertainties. Physical Review Letters, 84 13: 2765-2769. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.2765

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Author Reid, M. D.
Title Incompatibility of Macroscopic Local Realism with Quantum Mechanics in Measurements with Macroscopic Uncertainties
Journal name Physical Review Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-9007
Publication date 2000-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.2765
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Volume 84
Issue 13
Start page 2765
End page 2769
Total pages 5
Place of publication College Park, MD
Publisher American Physical Soc.
Language eng
Subject 240402 Quantum Optics and Lasers
C1
780102 Physical sciences
Abstract We show that quantum mechanics predicts a contradiction with local hidden variable theories for photon number measurements which have limited resolving power, to the point of imposing an uncertainty in the photon number result which is macroscopic in absolute terms. We show how this can be interpreted as a failure of a new premise, macroscopic local realism.
Keyword quantum optics
atom optics
Podolsky-rosen Paradox
Bell Inequality
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Physical Sciences Publications
 
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