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Correlations in Entangled States

By B. C. Sanctuary


Entangled EPR spin pairs can be treated using the statistical ensemble interpretation of quantum mechanics. As such the singlet state results from an ensemble of spin pairs each with its own specific axis of quantization. This axis acts like a quantum mechanical hidden variable. If the spins lose coherence they disentangle into a mixed state that contains classical correlations. In this paper an infinitesimal phase decoherence is introduced to the singlet state in order to reveal more clearly some of the correlations. It is shown that a singlet state has no classical correlations.Comment: 8 page

Topics: Quantum Physics
Publisher: 'World Scientific Pub Co Pte Lt'
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1142/S0217979206034078
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