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Robert E. French
Advanced Waves with Polarization Entanglement

Date: 2010-06-26 Time: 09:00 - 17:00 9.9 (9 years 11 months ago)

Where: Long Beach, CA, United States Venue: The Pointe, Cal State Long Beach


It is possible to account for the correlations of polarization entanglement by means of advanced waves along the light trajectories linking detectors with the source of entangled light. If the advanced wave connections occur in the present (and do not involve backward in time causation) a special reference frame is required for space-like separations of the detectors. This account is testable by blocking the light trajectories after the correlated light leaves the source and before it reaches the detectors. The experiment shown here is currently being conducted by Yanhua Shih?s group at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). It includes using a pockels cell driven by a 100 kHz driver and separating the correlated light source from the detectors by using 3 km of optical fibers.