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The Quantum DivideWhy Schrödinger's Cat is Either Dead or Alive$

Christopher C. Gerry and Kimberley M. Bruno

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199666560

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666560.001.0001

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(p.192) Appendix B Quantum Mechanics Experiments for Undergraduates

(p.192) Appendix B Quantum Mechanics Experiments for Undergraduates

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(p.192) Appendix B

Quantum Mechanics Experiments for Undergraduates

Over the past decade, a group of dedicated physics professors has spearheaded the development of experiments for performing fundamental tests of quantum mechanics in the undergraduate physics laboratory. Most of these experiments are optical, and several of the experiments described in this book are among those that can now be performed by undergraduates. These include the demonstration of the existence of single photons (single photon falling on a beam splitter), single‐photon interference, violations of Bell's inequalities using entangled photons, the quantum eraser with entangled photons, and the Hardy–Jordan test of local realism. For an overview with references and links to groups developing such experiments, see the website maintained by Professor Mark Beck of Whitman College: Modern Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics Experiments, http://people.whitman.edu/∼beckmk/QM/. Also see the website of Professor Enrique Galvez of Colgate University (www.colgate.edu/facultysearch/FacultyDirectory/Egalvez for additional resources on quantum mechanics experiments for undergraduates.