A1 Journal article – refereed
Quantum to classical transition induced by gravitational time dilation

List of Authors: Sokolov B, Vilja I, Maniscalco S
Publication year: 2017
Journal: Physical Review A
Journal name in source: PHYSICAL REVIEW A
Journal acronym: PHYS REV A
Volume number: 96
Issue number: 1
Number of pages: 7
ISSN: 2469-9926

We study the loss of quantumness caused by time dilation [I. Pikovski, M. Zych, F. Costa, and C. Brukner, Nat. Phys. 11, 668 (2015)] for a Schrodinger cat state. We give a holistic view of the quantum to classical transition by comparing the dynamics of several nonclassicality indicators, such as theWigner function interference fringe, the negativity of the Wigner function, the nonclassical depth, the Vogel criterion, and the Klyshko criterion. Our results show that only two of these indicators depend critically on the size of the cat, namely, on how macroscopic the superposition is. Finally we compare the gravitation-induced decoherence times to the typical decoherence times due to classical noise originating from the unavoidable statistical fluctuations in the characteristic parameters of the system [J. Trapani, M. Bina, S. Maniscalco, and M. G. A. Paris, Phys. Rev. A 91, 022113 (2015)]. We show that the experimental observation of decoherence due to time dilation imposes severe limitations on the allowed levels of classical noise in the experiments.

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