Accession Number:

ADA499265

Title:

Experimental Test of Nonlocal Realism Using a Fiber-Based Source of Polarization-Entangled Photon Paris

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD

Report Date:

2008-03-25

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

We describe an experimental test of local realistic and nonlocal realistic theories using polarization-entangled two-photon singlet states created using a fiber-based polarization Sagnac interferometer. We show a violation of Bells inequality in the Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt form by 15 standard deviations, thus excluding local hidden-variable theories, and a violation of a Leggett-type nonlocal hidden-variable inequality by more than three standard deviations, thus excluding a class of nonlocal hidden-variable theories.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE