Indirect detection of gravitons through quantum entanglement

開始日時 2021/07/20 11:00
終了日時 2021/07/20 12:00
講演者 菅野 優美 准教授 (九州大学)
会場 Online (Zoom)
言語 English


In this talk, I will present our recent work on indirect detection of gravitons. We consider an experiment that the entanglement between two macroscopic mirrors suspended at the end of an equal-arm interferometer is destroyed by the noise of gravitons through bremsstrahlung. By calculating the correlation function of the noise, we obtain the decoherence time from the decoherence functional. We estimate that the decoherence time induced by the noise of gravitons in squeezed states stemming from inflation is approximately 20 seconds for 40 km long arms and 40 kg mirrors. Our analysis shows that observation of the decoherence time of quantum entanglement has the potential to detect gravitons indirectly. This indirect detection of gravitons would give strong evidence of quantum gravity.