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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Richardson, Christopher David
Author's Email Address cricha5@tigers.lsu.edu
URN etd-06272012-204609
Title Entanglement, Uncertainty and Relativity in Fundamental Mechanics with an Application in QKD
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department Physics & Astronomy
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Dowling, Jonathan P. Committee Chair
Hoffman, Jerome W. Committee Member
Johnson, Warren Committee Member
Lee, Hwang Committee Member
Pullin, Jorge Committee Member
  • Relativity QKD
  • Entanglement
  • Quantum
  • Fundamentals
Date of Defense 2012-06-11
Availability unrestricted
In this dissertation I will probe the innate uncertainty of quantum mechanics. After deriving the necessary tools I will tackle Popper's experiment, a long misunderstood thought experiment with recent experimental results. I will then discuss how uncertainty changes when making measurements from different relativistic reference frames and resolve some on the tension between quantum mechanics and relativity. Finally I utilize the practical aspect of quantum uncertainty and describe a practical quantum key distribution scheme.
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