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Quantum emulation of gravitational waves

Fernandez-Corbaton, I.; Cirio, M.; Büse, A.; Lamata, L.; Solano, E.; Molina-Terriza, G.

Gravitational waves, as predicted by Einstein’s general relativity theory, appear as ripples in the fabric of spacetime traveling at the speed of light. We prove that the propagation of small amplitude gravitational waves in a curved spacetime is equivalent to the propagation of a subspace of electromagnetic states. We use this result to propose the use of entangled photons to emulate the evolution of gravitational waves in curved spacetimes by means of experimental electromagnetic setups featuring metamaterials.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1038/srep11538
ISSN: 2045-2322
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-AAA1101026260
KITopen ID: 110102626
HGF-Programm 43.23.01; LK 01
Erschienen in Scientific Reports
Band 5
Seiten 11538/1-10
Lizenz CC BY 4.0: Creative Commons Namensnennung 4.0 International
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