Restrictions on Nonlocal Hidden-Variable Theory Academic Article uri icon


  • In a recent experiment, Freedman and Clauser have found that Bell's inequality for local hidden-variable theories is violated by over six standard deviations. We derive an inequality similar to Bell's for nonlocal hidden-variable theories in which the hidden-variable density distribution of the particles measured is nonlocal, but where the detectors are contained within some finite volume. The measurement of Freedman and Clauser is used to put a lower limit on the nonlocality of the hidden-variable density distributions of the photons detected in their experiment. © 1973 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • McGuire, J. H., & Fry, E. S

complete list of authors

  • McGuire, JH||Fry, ES

publication date

  • January 1, 1973 11:11 AM