Gravitational interaction through a feedback mechanism

J. L. Gaona-Reyes*, M. Carlesso, A. Bassi

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We study the models of Kafri et al. (KTM) and Tilloy and Diósi (TD), both of which implement gravity between quantum systems through a continuous measurement and feedback mechanism. The first model is for two particles, moving in one dimension, where the Newtonian potential is linearized. The second is applicable to any quantum system, within the context of Newtonian gravity. We address the issue of how to generalize the KTM model for an arbitrary finite number of particles. We find that the most straightforward generalizations are either inconsistent or are ruled out by experimental evidence. We also show that the TD model does not reduce to the KTM model under the approximations, which define the latter model. We then argue that under the simplest conditions, the TD model is the only viable implementation of a full-Newtonian interaction through a continuous measurement and feedback mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Article number056011
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes

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