Event-by-event simulation of quantum phenomena

Authors

  • H. De Raedt,

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    1. Department of Applied Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
    • Department of Applied Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
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  • K. Michielsen

    1. Institute for Advanced Simulation, Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Forschungszentrum Jülich, 52425 Jülich, Germany
    2. RWTH Aachen University, 52056 Aachen, Germany
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Abstract

A discrete-event simulation approach is reviewed that does not require the knowledge of the solution of the wave equation of the whole system, yet reproduces the statistical distributions of wave theory by generating detection events one-by-one. The simulation approach is illustrated by applications to a two-beam interference experiment and two Bell test experiments, an Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen-Bohm experiment with single photons employing post-selection for pair identification and a single-neutron Bell test interferometry experiment with nearly 100 % detection efficiency.

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