Information content of the gravitational field of a quantum superposition

Alessio Belenchia*, Robert Wald, Flaminia Giacomini, Esteban Castro-Ruiz, Caslav Brukner, Markus Aspelmeyer

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Abstract

When a massive quantum body is put into a spatial superposition, it is of interest to consider the quantum aspects of the gravitational field sourced by the body. We argue that in order to understand how the body may become entangled with other massive bodies via gravitational interactions, it must be thought of as being entangled with its own Newtonian-like gravitational field. Thus, a Newtonian-like gravitational field must be capable of carrying quantum information. Our analysis supports the view that table-top experiments testing entanglement of systems interacting via gravity do probe the quantum nature of gravity, even if no “gravitons” are emitted during the experiment.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1943001
Number of pages6
JournalInternational journal of modern physics d
Volume28
Issue number14
Early online date14 Jun 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019

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