Quantum Physics


Refutation of the Three Lights Experiment for Qutrits © Copyright 2018 by Colin James III All Rights Reserved.

Authors: Colin James III

"FIG. 1 Two possible explanations for the measurement process. Suppose a measurement with three possible outcomes represented by red, green, and blue lights. The process that generates the final outcome (represented by the blue light flashing) can be either (a) a sequence of two steps: (1) The red outcome is precluded by a classical mechanism (e.g., the initial position of the measured system). (2) A general two-outcome measurement selects between the two remaining outcomes. Or (b), the measurement is genuinely ternary in the sense that it cannot be explained as in (a)." The above is found not tautologous. This means the experiment to measure outcomes for three lights with blue flashing is ill-formed.

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