Satisfying the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen criterion with massive particles
Autori: Peise J., Kruse I., Lange K., Lucke B., Pezze L., Arlt J., Ertmer W., Hammerer K., Santos L., Smerzi A., Klempt C.
Affiliazione autori: Leibniz Univ Hannover, Inst Quantenopt, D-30167 Hannover, Germany; QSTAR, I-50125 Florence, Italy; CNR, INO, I-50125 Florence, Italy; LENS, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; Aarhus Univ, Inst Fys & Astron, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark; Leibniz Univ Hannover, Inst Theoret Phys, D-30167 Hannover, Germany
Abstract: In 1935, Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen (EPR) questioned the completeness of quantum mechanics by devising a quantum state of two massive particles with maximally correlated space and momentum coordinates. The EPR criterion qualifies such continuous-variable entangled states, where a measurement of one subsystem seemingly allows for a prediction of the second subsystem beyond the Heisenberg uncertainty relation. Up to now, continuous-variable EPR correlations have only been created with photons, while the demonstration of such strongly correlated states with massive particles is still outstanding. Here we report on the creation of an EPR-correlated two-mode squeezed state in an ultracold atomic ensemble. The state shows an EPR entanglement parameter of 0.18(3), which is 2.4 s.d. below the threshold 1/4 of the EPR criterion. We also present a full tomographic reconstruction of the underlying many-particle quantum state. The state presents a resource for tests of quantum nonlocality and a wide variety of applications in the field of continuous-variable quantum information and metrology
Giornale/Rivista: NATURE COMMUNICATIONS
Volume: 6 Da Pagina: 8984-1 A: 8984-8
Parole chiavi: ENTANGLEMENT; PARADOX; INFORMATIONDOI: 10.1038/ncomms9984Citazioni: 61dati da “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) aggiornati al: 2022-10-02Riferimenti tratti da Isi Web of Knowledge: (solo abbonati) Link per visualizzare la scheda su IsiWeb: Clicca quiLink per visualizzare la citazioni su IsiWeb: Clicca qui