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Efficient quantification of experimental evidence against local realism

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Author(s)

Yanbao Zhang, Scott C. Glancy, Emanuel H. Knill

Abstract

To statistically quantify the evidence against local realism in an experiment, it is desirable to bound the probability according to local realism of a violation at least as high as that observed. We describe an efficient protocol for computing such a bound from any set of Bell inequalities for any number of parties, measurement settings, or outcomes. The bound depends on the choice and number of Bell inequalities, and generally, more inequalities make the bound asymptotically tighter. We find that even trivial Bell inequalities such as those derived from no-signaling conditions can improve the tightness of the bound.
Citation
Physical Review Letters

Keywords

Bell inequalities, foundations of quantum mechanics, local realism Bell inequalities, local realism, foundations of quantum mechanics

Citation

Zhang, Y. , Glancy, S. and Knill, E. (2013), Efficient quantification of experimental evidence against local realism, Physical Review Letters (Accessed June 19, 2024)

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Created November 18, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017