A blueprint for a simultaneous test of quantum mechanics and general relativity in a space-based quantum optics experiment
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

In this paper we propose an experiment designed to observe a general-relativistic effect on single photon interference. The experiment consists of a folded Mach-Zehnder interferometer, with the arms distributed between a single Earth orbiter and a ground station. By compensating for other degrees of freedom and the motion of the orbiter, this setup aims to detect the influence of general relativistic time dilation on a spatially superposed single photon. The proposal details a payload to measure the required effect, along with an extensive feasibility analysis given current technological capabilities.

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photons

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dispersion compensation

Författare

Sam Pallister

Simon Coop

Valerio Formichella

Nicolas Gampierakis

Virginia Notaro

Paul Knott

Rui Azevedo

Nikolaus Buchheim

Silvio de Carvalho

Emilia Jarvela

Matthieu Laporte

Jukka-Pekka Kaikkonen

Neda Meshksar

Timo Nikkanen

Madeleine Yttergren

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap

EPJ QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY

2196-0763 (ISSN)

Vol. 4

Ämneskategorier

Fysik

DOI

10.1140/epjqt/s40507-017-0055-y