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    Testing foundations of quantum mechanics with photons


    Shadbolt, P, Matthews, JCF, Laing, A & O'Brien, JL, 2014, ‘Testing foundations of quantum mechanics with photons’. Nature Physics, vol 10., pp. 278-286


    Quantum mechanics continues to predict effects at odds with a classical understanding of nature. Experiments with light at the single-photon level have historically been at the forefront of fundamental tests of quantum theory and the current developments in photonic technologies enable the exploration of new directions. Here we review recent photonic experiments to test two important themes in quantum mechanics: wave-particle duality, which is central to complementarity and delayed-choice experiments; and Bell nonlocality, where the latest theoretical and technological advances have allowed all controversial loopholes to be separately addressed in different experiments.

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