Testing Bell's inequality with two-level atoms via population spectroscopy
Department of Physics, Technion-Israel Institute of
Technology - Haifa 32000, Israel
Accepted: 26 October 1999
We propose a feasible experimental scheme, employing methods of population spectroscopy with two-level atoms, for a test of Bell's inequality for massive particles. The correlation function measured in this scheme is the joint atomic Q-function. An inequality imposed by local realism is violated by any entangled state of a pair of atoms.
PACS: 03.65.-w – Quantum mechanics / 03.65.Bz – Foundations, theory of measurement, miscellaneous theories (including Aharonov-Bohm effect, Bell inequalities, Berry's phase)
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