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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Photon entanglement explained — maybe

On the subject of photon entanglement, physicists engaged in this experimental research admit that while the proof of this phenomenon exists in tangible experimental results, the explanation of why it happens has not been forthcoming. No-one can explain how and why this process occurs -- it just does. Well, I believe that I may have a plausible explanation.

If we could construct a pencil of a light year in length, then tapping the pencil at one end would result in corresponding scribbles at the other end. These scribbles -- representing information -- are received at the same time as they are being written. If we suppose that the same effect occurs with the entanglement of photons -- ie. that an entanglement of photons all along the straight line vector drawn between the cue and object photons creates an analogous pencil of nanoscopic proportions, then we have a rationalisation of what is actually happening. This is the most logical explanation to my mind and this can be tested experimentally by detecting the entanglement of any arbitrary photon that lies on the vector path between cue and object and which photon comprises a part of the 'nano-pencil'.

In any event, the most important application of photon entanglement is the engineering of a quantum communication system which would allow instantaneous communication between a ground-based station and an extra-planetary station such as might exist on the moon, and later Mars.

..not so far fetched, really.


Fred said...

I had to laugh at your explanation. While solid bodies APPEAR inflexible the fact is they are.

The bump on one end of your pencil would take time and propagate as a wave down the pencil.

Sorry but its not a good analogy although it is a fun one.

S.W. Lussing said...

I laud your talent for being able to conceptualize a purely hypothetical analogy to a quantum event into a real-world scenario, but you missed the point, so to speak. I should have made the analogy more complex, like pushing a rod using a field induction technique, like in a rail gun. Sounds way more sientific too, doesn't it? Even more so than suggesting that quantum theory allows for all events occurring at the same time in the same place. In any event, anytime I can elicit a humor response in a reader I feel that I have accomplished something in some way.