Experimental test of nonlocal realistic theories without the rotational symmetry assumption

Tomasz Paterek, Alessandro Fedrizzi, Simon Gröblacher, Thomas Jennewein, Marek Zukowski, Markus Aspelmeyer, Anton Zeilinger

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We analyze the class of nonlocal realistic theories that was originally considered by Leggett and tested by us in a recent experiment. We derive an incompatibility theorem that works for finite numbers of polarizer settings and that does not require the previously assumed rotational symmetry of the two-particle correlation functions. The experimentally measured case involves seven different measurement settings. Using polarization-entangled photon pairs, we exclude this broader class of nonlocal realistic models by experimentally violating a new Leggett-type inequality by 80 standard deviations. © 2007 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number210406
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 103025 Quantum mechanics


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