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Experimental test of an event-based corpuscular model modification as an alternative to quantum mechanics

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Giorgio Brida, Ivo P. Degiovanni, Marco Genovese, Alan L. Migdall, Fabrizio Piacentini, Sergey Polyakov, Paola Traina

Abstract

We present the first experimental test that distinguishes between an event-based corpus- cular model of the interaction of photons with matter and quantum mechanics. The test looks at the interference that results as a single photon passes through a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. The experimental results, obtained with a low-noise single-photon source, agree with the predictions of standard quantum mechanics with a reduced χ2 of 0.98 and falsify the event-based corpuscular model with a reduced χ2 of greater than 20.
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AIP Conference Proceedings

Keywords

quantum mechanics, single photon, hidden variable, Bell test, non-locality

Citation

Brida, G. , Degiovanni, I. , Genovese, M. , Migdall, A. , Piacentini, F. , Polyakov, S. and Traina, P. (2013), Experimental test of an event-based corpuscular model modification as an alternative to quantum mechanics, AIP Conference Proceedings, [online], https://doi.org/10.7566/JPSJ.82.034004, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=912407 (Accessed May 29, 2024)

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Created February 12, 2013, Updated October 12, 2021