Detector efficiency in the Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger paradox: independent errors
1999 (English)In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 59, no 6, 4801-4804 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Greenberger-Horne-Zeilinger (GHZ) paradox is subject to the detector-efficiency “loophole” in a similar manner as the Bell inequality. In a paper by J.-Å. Larsson [Phys. Rev. A 57, R3145 (1998)], the issue is investigated for very general assumptions. Here, the assumptions of constant efficiency and independent errors will be imposed, and it will be shown that the necessary and sufficient efficiency bound is not lowered, but remains at 75%. An explicit local-variable model is constructed in this paper to show the necessity of this bound. In other words, it is not possible to use the independence of experimental nondetection errors to rule out local realism in the GHZ paradox below 75% efficiency.
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1999. Vol. 59, no 6, 4801-4804 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38611DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.59.4801Local ID: 44988OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-38611DiVA: diva2:259460