TitleExploring Quantum Foundations with Single Photons
Author(s)by Martin Ringbauer
DescriptionXVIII, 208 p. 68 illus., 52 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis thesis uses high-precision single-photon experiments to shed new light on the role of reality, causality, and uncertainty in quantum mechanics. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the current understanding of quantum foundations and details three influential experiments that significantly advance our understanding of three core aspects of this problem. The first experiment demonstrates that the quantum wavefunction is part of objective reality, if there is any such reality in our world. The second experiment shows that quantum correlations cannot be explained in terms of cause and effect, even when considering superluminal influences between measurement outcomes. The final experiment in this thesis demonstrates a novel uncertainty relation for joint quantum measurements, where the textbook relation does not apply.??
Contents NoteQuantum Information Basics -- Quantum Tomography -- Introduction to Quantum Foundations -- On the Reality of the Wavefunction -- Causality in a Quantum World -- Pushing Joint-Measurement Uncertainty to the Limit
Keyword(s)1. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 2. PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE 3. PHYSICS 4. QUANTUM COMPUTERS 5. Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics 6. QUANTUM PHYSICS 7. SPINTRONICS
Item TypeBook
Multi-Media Links
media link description
Circulation Data
Accession#  Call#StatusIssued ToReturn Due On Physical Location
X00041     On Shelf