On Some Aspects of an Hg Based EPR Experiment Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract An experimental realization of Bohm's spin-1/2 EPR gedanken-experiment is possible using the spin-1/2 nuclei of the isotope 199 Hg. The dissociation of dimers of the 199 Hg 2 isotopomer, using a spectroscopically selective stimulated Raman process, leads to the generation of an entangled state between the two 199 Hg atoms. 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. Effects of imperfect analyzers will also be discussed.

published proceedings

  • Zeitschrift fr Naturforschung A

author list (cited authors)

  • Walther, T., & Fry, E. S.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Walther, Thomas||Fry, Edward S

publication date

  • February 1997