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First Advisor

John Caraher

Second Advisor

Jeffrey Dunn

Third Advisor

Andrea Clark

Fourth Advisor

Douglas Harms


This thesis develops an undergraduate level understanding of quantum entanglement by expressing its properties in three unique mediums: mathematical formalism, application in technology and experiment. The mathematical formalism of entanglement is developed by working through theoretical experiments that utilize the entangled polarization states of photons. Notation used to describe entangled photon states is then used to illustrate how other types of entangled quantum states can be used in real technology, such as is the case with quantum computing. Finally, the theoretical predictions associated with entanglement are discussed in reference to two quantum optics experiments.


Honor Scholar Thesis