Bachelor of Arts
Physics and Astronomy
Photon, Waveplates, SPCM, Polarization, HWP
The purpose of this investigation is to assemble an apparatus capable of testing Bell’s inequality for a local hidden variable. The historical context and theoretical developments that led to this area of inquiry are presented. Expected experimental results stemming from two distinct physical theories are introduced. Procedures are given that outline the assembly of a device capable of testing these theories. Analysis confirming the successful completion of a majority of the steps is presented, and the final necessary steps are detailed. Finally, a laboratory prompt for this experiment’s use in Oberlin College’s advanced laboratory class is given.
Herbst, Michael, "Nonlinear Optics and an Experimental Test of Bell’s Inequality" (2005). Honors Papers. 466.