Dr. Mark Masters
Department of Physics
Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne
Quantum entanglement is a relatively new phenomenon whereby two particles’ quantum states are bound to one another so that if you measure one, you know about the state of the unmeasured particle. The aim of this experiment is to perform Parametric Down Conversion in order to create entangled pairs of photons and then detect and process the data utilizing a microprocessor. This method has several advantages over currently available techniques, most notably a significant reduction in cost. When complete it will be possible to run several different experiments depending on the configuration including, Entanglement, Grangier, delayed choice and several more. At present the Parametric Down Conversion and detection of single photons has been successful. The current counting circuitry is constructed from dedicated components and is not functioning as desired. Possible solutions to this problem include using different board configurations, grounding protection, or faster components. Once the circuit has been refined and entanglement has been established it will be possible implement our final goal and substitute the microprocessor into the experiment.
Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Physics
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