“One of the most fascinating predictions of quantum mechanics is entanglement, where widely separated particles can be prepared so that they behave as a single unit,” Ulf Danielsson, secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physics, tells Popular Mechanics. “The groundbreaking experiments of Clauser, Aspect, and Zeilinger show that this mind-boggling phenomenon persists at macroscopic distances, demonstrating the deficiency of our classical intuition.”
An additional note: M. Alain Aspec, one of the three recipients of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics, hails from France and is a research professor in the Saclay Plateau region, near Paris, dubbed the “French Optics Valley.” This region hosts a large variety of universities, R&D centers, and photonics companies, providing excellent conditions for the incubation of ideas and innovations – also home to Gérard Mourou, joint recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, in the latter part of his career. In this respect, RPMC Lasers is proud to distribute the quantum cascade lasers manufactured by mirSense, a supplier whose headquarters are precisely in this Saclay Plateau region, and any customers travelling to France are encouraged to visit the mirSense facility anytime (≈ 1.5 hours from the Paris CDG airport)!
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