Experimental observation of decoherence-induced symmetry breaking in entangled photons

Abstract

Quantum states can exhibit exchange symmetry; local quantum operations on the subsystems are exchangeable without affecting the quantum state. Here, we report that the exchange symmetry is broken once decoherence is introduced, even though the photons still share non-zero entanglement. 

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