Proposal for a loophole-free test of the Bell inequalities. Academic Article uri icon


  • A proposal for an experimental realization of Bohms spin-1/2 particle version of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen experiment is described. Two Hg199 atoms, each with nuclear spin 1/2, are produced in an entangled state with total nuclear spin zero. Such a state is obtained by dissociation of dimers of the Hg2199 isotopomer using a spectroscopically selective stimulated Raman process. The measurement of nuclear spin correlations between the two atoms in this entangled state is achieved by detection of the atoms using a spin state selective two-photon excitation-ionization scheme. The experiment will not only close the detector efficiency loophole, but in addition will permit enforcement of the locality condition. 1995 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Fry, E. S., Walther, T., & Li, S.

citation count

  • 115

complete list of authors

  • Fry, ES||Walther, T||Li, S

publication date

  • December 1995