Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Entangled photons

  1. Jul 12, 2007 #1
    Has it or can it be proven whether a "pair" of entangled photons are really the same photon (or not)?

    Thanks,
    FRQ
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 13, 2007 #2

    DrChinese

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    A pair of entangled photons is 2 photons. They share a single wave function. There are a variety of ways to demonstrate this. Can you tell us why you would think that 2 photons are really 1?
     
  4. Jul 13, 2007 #3
    It might be used as a basis of trying to understand their nature. Kinda like considering higher dimensions in an effort to unraveling other mysteries in physics.

    FRQ
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Entangled photons
  1. Entanglement of photons (Replies: 40)

  2. Entangled Photons (Replies: 13)

Loading...