• Causality, relativity and quantum correlation experiments with moving reference frames

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      Quantum information processing; quantum communication

    • Abstract


      Entanglement, one of the most important features of quantum mechanics, is at the core of the famous Einstein-Bohr philosophical debate [1] and is the principal resource for quantum information processing [2]. We report on new experimental investigations of the properties of entangled photon pairs with emphasis on the tension between quantum mechanics and relativity [3,4]. Entangled photons are sent via an optical fiber network to two villages near Geneva, separated by more than 10 km where they are analyzed by interferometers [5]. The photon pair source is set as precisely as possible in the center so that the two photons arrive at the detectors within a time interval of less than 5 ps (corresponding to a path length difference of less than 1 mm). This sets a lower bound on the ‘speed of quantum information’ to 107 times the speed of light. Next, one detector is set in motion [6] so that both detectors, each in its own inertial reference frame, are first to do the measurement! The data always reproduces the quantum correlations.

    • Author Affiliations


      H Zbinden1 J Brendel1 W Tittel1 N Gisin1

      1. Group of Applied Physics, University of Geneva, Geneva 4 - 1211, Switzerland
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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