Causality constraints on nonlocal quantum measurements

Sandu Popescu, Lev Vaidman
1994 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
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.
doi:10.1103/physreva.49.4331 pmid:9910746 fatcat:sr2g7actazcavhrib675cwigmu