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I will discuss a new proposal with the potential to experimentally probe the validity of Rindler quantisation from the recent completely localized framework of non-inertial projective detectors of quantum fields.
We introduce a novel approach to measurements in QFT in non-inertial frames. A simple, localised, analytical model of state detection allows us to study all the standard questions of RQI and yielding simple answers with a clear physical interpretation. We apply the model to investigate extraction of the entanglement from the vacuum, completely characterize entangled state of two localised inertial wave-packets in the accelerating frame and study the entanglement degradation as a function of the proper acceleration of the detector.
Experimental
tests of general relativity performed so far involve systems that can be
effectively described by classical physics. On the other hand, observed gravity
effects on quantum systems do not go beyond the Newtonian limit of the theory.
In light of the conceptual differences between general relativity and quantum
mechanics, as well as those of finding a unified theoretical framework for the
two theories, it is of particular interest to look for feasible experiments
that can only be explained if both theories apply.
While entanglement is believed to underlie the power of
quantum computation
and communication, it is not generally well understood
for multipartite
systems. Recently, it has been appreciated that there
exists proper
no-signaling probability distributions derivable from
operators that do not
represent valid quantum states. Such systems exhibit supra-correlations
that are stronger than allowed by quantum mechanics, but
less than the
We analyze an exactly solvable model consisting of an inertial
Unruh-DeWitt detector which interacts linearly with a massless quantum
field in Minkowski spacetime with a perfectly reflecting flat plane
boundary. This model is related to proposed mirror-field superposition
and relevant experiments in macroscopic quantum phenomena, as well as
atomic fluctuation forces near a conducting surface. Firstly a coupled
set of equations for the detector’s and the field’s Heisenberg operators
I discuss the behaviour of bipartite and
tripartite non-locality between fermionic entangled states shared by observers,
one of whom uniformly accelerates. Although fermionic entanglement persists for
arbitrarily large acceleration, the Bell/CHSH inequalities cannot be violated
for sufficiently large but finite acceleration. However the Svetlichny
inequality, which is a measure of genuine tripartite non-locality, can be violated
for any finite value of the acceleration.
I review the recent work performed on computing the geometric
discord in non-inertial frames. We consider the well-known case of an
inertially maximally entangled state shared by inertial Alice and non-inertial
Robb. It is found that for high accelerations the geometric discord decays to a
negligible amount; this is in stark contrast to the entropic definition of
quantum discord which asymptotes to a finite value in the same limit. Such a
result has two different implications: the first being that usable quantum
We consider quantum teleportation of continuous variables in a relativistic system with the Unruh-DeWitt detectorscoupled to a common quantum field initially in the Minkowski vacuum. An unknown coherent state of an Unruh-DeWitt detector is teleported from one inertial agent (Alice) to an almost uniformly accelerated agent (Rob), using a detector pair initially entangled and shared by these two agents. Results for the averaged physical fidelity of quantum teleportation will be discussed.
A number of works in the field of relativistic quantum information have been devoted to the study of entanglement on certain simple families of Unruh-mode entangled states in non-inertial frames. In the fermionic case remarkable results such as the survival of entanglement at infinite acceleration have been obtained.
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