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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Författare

Sam Pallister

University of Bristol

Simon Coop

Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)

Valerio Formichella

Politecnico di Torino

Istituto nazionale di ricerca metrologica (INRiM)

Nicolas Gampierakis

University of East Anglia

Virginia Notaro

Sapienza, Università di Roma

Paul Knott

University of Sussex

Rui Azevedo

Universidade do Porto

Nikolaus Buchheim

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Silvio de Carvalho

Aalto-Yliopisto

Emilia Jarvela

Aalto-Yliopisto

Matthieu Laporte

Université Paris Diderot

Jukka-Pekka Kaikkonen

Aalto-Yliopisto

Neda Meshksar

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Timo Nikkanen

Finnish Meteorological Institute

Madeleine Yttergren

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Extragalaktisk astrofysik

EPJ QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY

2196-0763 (ISSN)

Vol. 4

Ämneskategorier

Fysik

DOI

10.1140/epjqt/s40507-017-0055-y

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