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Technical steps in the quantum entanglement experiments

  1. Feb 23, 2015 #1
    The below is very amateurish, so please correct/modify where needed.

    Just curious to know the technicalities i.e. how experiments, involving entanglement, are conducted - from a technical perspective

    For example - Let's take the Bell's tests

    Entangled pairs would/could be created via SPCD, roughly 1 pair of photons from a trillion of "original" photon hits would emerged entangled.

    1. Would trillions of photons be sent through the two channel polarize (with the entangled pairs somehow "marked/known")?

    2. or would the entangled ones be somehow filtered and only those sent through the polarisers?

    3. for how long currently (state of art) are we able to keep the entanglement?

    4. photons move pretty fast, so do we keep bouncing the entangled pairs of mirrors till they enter an experimental apparatus?

    5. For all experiments involving entangled particles - do we necessarily, have to, use the coincidence counter to correlate (the entangled photons) - to come up with any meaningful results/conclusions?
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015
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  3. Feb 23, 2015 #2


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    Try googling for "undergraduate bell's theorem test" - you will find several practical experimental setups described.
  4. Feb 23, 2015 #3


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    In fact, try this:

    Entangled photons, nonlocality and Bell inequalities in the undergraduate laboratory

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