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Practical implementation of a test of event-based corpuscular model as an alternative to quantum mechanics

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Author(s)

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

Abstract

We describe in detail the first experimental test that distinguishes between an event-based corpuscular 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.
Citation
Foundations of Physics

Keywords

Single Photons, Parametric Down-conversion, Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, Local Realism Tests

Citation

Polyakov, S. , Migdall, A. , Degiovanni, I. , Piacentini, F. , Brida, G. , Genovese, M. and Traina, P. (2013), Practical implementation of a test of event-based corpuscular model as an alternative to quantum mechanics, Foundations of Physics, [online], https://doi.org/10.1007/s10701-013-9718-4 (Accessed June 20, 2024)

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Created May 8, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018