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Physics  2004 

Local computer model emulating the results of the Pan et al. experiment

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It is a widespread current belief that objective local models can not explain the quantum optics experiment of Pan et al. By presenting a model that operates on independent computers, we show that this belief is unfounded. Three remote computers (Alice, Bob and Claire), that never communicate with each other, send measurement results to a fourth computer that is in charge of collecting the data and computing correlations. The result obtained by our local simulation is in better agreement with the ideal quantum result than the Pan et al. experiment. We also show that the local model presented by Pan et al. that can not explain the quantum results contains inappropriate reasoning with profound consequences for the possible results of any local model that uses probability theory.


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