Quantum complementarity of clocks in the context of general relativity

Zhifan Zhou, Yair Margalit, Daniel Rohrlich, Yonathan Japha, Ron Folman

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Abstract

Clocks play a special role at the interface of general relativity and quantum mechanics. We analyze a clock-interferometry thought experiment and go on to theoretically derive and experimentally test a complementarity relation for quantum clocks in the context of the gravitational time lag. The effect of time lag is simulated using a magnetic gradient. We study this relation in detail and discuss its application to various types of quantum clocks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number185003
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume35
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 13 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • clock interferometry
  • complementarity and gravity
  • gravitational time dilation
  • quantum gravity and proper time
  • relativistic complementarity
  • self-interfering quantum clocks

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