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Proposed experiment to test local hidden-variable theories. (English) Zbl 1371.81014
Phys. Rev. Lett. 23, No. 15, 880-883 (1969); erratum ibid. 24, No. 10, 549 (1970).
Summary: A theorem of Bell, proving that certain predictions of quantum mechanics are inconsistent with the entire family of local hidden-variable theories, is generalized so as to apply to realizable experiments. A proposed extension of the experiment of Kocher and Commins, on the polarization correlation of a pair of optical photons, will provide a decisive test between quantum mechanics and local hidden-variable theories.

MSC:
81-05 Experimental work for problems pertaining to quantum theory
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