Consequences of relativistic causality for measurements of nonlocal characteristics of composite quantum systems are investigated. It is proved that verification measurements of entangled states necessarily erase local information. A complete analysis of measurability of nondegenerate spin operators of a system of two spin-1/2 particles is presented. It is shown that measurability of certain projection operators which play an important role in axiomatic quantum theory contradicts the causality principle.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1994|