Testing Hardy’s nonlocality proof with genuine energy-time entanglement

G. Vallone, Ilaria Gianani, E. Burgos-Inostroza, C. Saavedra, G. Lima, A. Cabello and P. Matalloni
PHYSICAL REVIEW A 83, 4 (2011)


We show two experimental realizations of Hardy’s ladder test of quantum nonlocality using energy-time correlated photons, following the scheme proposed by Cabello et al.[Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 040401 (2009)]. Unlike previous energy-time Bell experiments, these tests require precisely tailored nonmaximally entangled states. One of them is equivalent to the two-setting and two-outcome Bell test requiring a minimum detection efficiency. The reported experiments are still affected by the locality and detection loopholes, but are free of the post-selection loophole of previous energy-time and time-bin Bell tests.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.83.042105