Can Humans See 'Spooky' Quantum Images?
Jesse Emspak, LiveScience Contributor
Date: 04 March 2012 Time: 09:37 AM ET
What do you think the world would look like if we could
see such higher-order images, in which two tiny particles are entangled
even when separated by large distances in space?
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The quantum effect Barbosa is hoping to see is called quantum entanglement, in which two or more particles can become "entangled" so that even after they are separated in space, when an action is performed on one particle, the other particle responds immediately.
A common experiment illustrating entanglement is to fire a laser at a special type of crystal. Occasionally a photon particle from the laser "splits" into two. The energy and momentum of the two new photons each add up to the value of the one originally fired.
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