Ultracold Atoms for Foundational Tests of Quantum Mechanics

  • Robert J. Lewis-Swan

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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This thesis presents a theoretical investigation into the creation and exploitation of quantum correlations and entanglement among ultracold atoms. Specifically, it focuses on these non-classical effects in two contexts: (i) tests of local realism with massive particles, e.g., violations of a Bell inequality and the EPR paradox, and (ii) realization of quantum technology by exploitation of entanglement, for example quantum-enhanced metrology.
In particular, the work presented in this thesis emphasizes the possibility of demonstrating and characterizing entanglement in realistic experiments, beyond the simple “toy-models” often discussed in the literature. The importance and relevance of this thesis are reflected in a spate of recent publications regarding experimental demonstrations of the atomic Hong-Ou-Mandel effect, observation of EPR entanglement with massive particles and a demonstration of an atomic SU(1,1) interferometer. With a separate chapter on each of these systems, this thesis is at the forefront of current research in ultracold atomic physics. 


Characterization of Entanglement Ultracold Atoms for Fundamental Test of QM Tests of Bell inequality Tests of local realism Quantum Non-locality Hong-Ou-Mandel Effect Exploitation of Entanglement Quantum Interference of Atoms Phase-Space Methods EPR Paradox

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  • Robert J. Lewis-Swan
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  1. 1.School of Mathematics and PhysicsThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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