We discuss a scheme for macrorealistic theories of the Leggett-Garg form (Leggett and Garg 1985 Phys. Rev. Lett. 54 857). Our scheme is based on a hybrid optomechanical system. It seems reasonable to test these inequalities with an optomechanical system, since in an optomechanical cavity it is possible to create non-classical states of the mirror through a projective measurement on the cavity field. We will present the protocol to generate such non-classicality for a general optomechanical cavity and after we will carry out a theoretical test for one of the possible formulations of these inequalities using a hybrid optomechanical system. Specifically, the inequality will be investigated for an harmonic oscillator coupled to a two-level system, which replaces the light field of the cavity. The aim is to reproduce, with this system, the evolution of a single spin-1/2 for which the inequality is violated; this is achievable through the conditioning of the two-level system which will be used as an ancilla.
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 09 Mar 2020|
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- temporal correlations
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics