Rotation in massive stars: Progenitors, Core Collapse, and Remnants.

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Quantum Entanglement

This Bell test experiment utilizes a process known as spontaneous parametric down conversion in order to form entangled photons. The entangled photons are passed through two adjustable polarizers in order to demonstrate a violation of the CHSH inequality which concludes that \(|S| \leq 2\). A brief history of the development of local hidden variable theory is provided which is followed by derivations of Bell’s original inequality as well as the CHSH inequality. Examples of Bell test experiments are given leading up to this very experiment as a demonstration of the importance of thorough experimental physics and the avoidance of Bell test experiment loopholes. Visuals of the quantum Entanglement Demonstrator (quED) are provided along with an explination of its operations and use of non linear optical components. Experimentally, the CHSH inequality is violated wih a value of \(S = 2.670 \pm 0.006\) as measured by the quED. By our own data analysis we calculate \(S = 2.648 \pm 0.033\).

Quantum Entanglement

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# Introduction

A fascinating result of quantum mechanics leads us to the idea of entangled particles. When measuring one of two entangled photons, the measurment gives us data about both particles. Measuring one particle tells us about the quantum state of the other particle instantaneously. This instantaneous transfer of information is a serious locality violation as proposed by Albert Einstein. As a result, hidden variable theory was developed. The idea of hidden variables formulated by Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen (EPR) was meant to explain a quantum mechanical locality violation.

As we will explore in greater detail, quantum entanglement seems to violate the idea of locality. In his 1905 papers\cite{Einstein_1905,Einstein_1905a}, Einstein had proposed that information (or some form of physical influence) is bound to travel at or below the speed of light. In quantum entanglement if we know the original spin of the parent particle and one of the new spins, then we immediately know the spin of the second particle upon measurement of the first. It seems that we would receive information about the spin state of the second particle instantaneously!

The main concept of the EPR argument was that a “hidden variable” would account for this violation and show how a quantum system does in fact obey locality. John Bell had taken this idea of hidden variables and applied it to a system of entangled photons and polarizers. He formulated an inequality under the assumption that hidden variable theory is true. Through matheatics and experimentation we will show how this inequality is violated. It appears that the idea of hidden variables must also be false and that a quantum system does indeed violate locality.

Following Bell’s inequaity comes a series of experiments in which we may test the inequality. From these tests follow the ideas of “loopholes”. Loopholes in Bell test experiments provide a path in which we may question the validity of the results of these experiments. As an example, the aforementioned locality issue must be broken in order to show that the experiment is valid. For if information has been transfered in accordance with locality, then why preform the experiment at all? We will explore a recent Bell test experiment which suggests that the locality conditions are indeed violated.

The Differential Cross Section of High Energy Gamma Rays with Compton Scattering

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# Introduction

# Review of Previous Work

Structure determination and time-resolved Raman spectroscopy of yttrium ion exchange into microporous titanosilicate ETS-4

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