The unification of quantum mechanics and gravity remains as one of the primary challenges of present-day physics. Quantum-gravity-inspired phenomenological models offer a window to explore potential aspects of quantum gravity including qualitatively new behavior that can be experimentally tested. One such phenomenological model is the generalized uncertainty principle, which predicts a modified Heisenberg uncertainty relation and a deformed canonical commutator. It was recently shown that optomechanical systems offer significant promise to put stringent experimental bounds on such models. In this paper, we introduce a scheme to increase the sensitivity of these experiments with an extended sequence of pulsed optomechanical interactions. We also analyze the effects of optical phase noise and optical loss and present a strategy to mitigate such deleterious effects.

Amplified transduction of Planck-scale effects using quantum optics

Pasquale Bosso
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2017-01-01

Abstract

The unification of quantum mechanics and gravity remains as one of the primary challenges of present-day physics. Quantum-gravity-inspired phenomenological models offer a window to explore potential aspects of quantum gravity including qualitatively new behavior that can be experimentally tested. One such phenomenological model is the generalized uncertainty principle, which predicts a modified Heisenberg uncertainty relation and a deformed canonical commutator. It was recently shown that optomechanical systems offer significant promise to put stringent experimental bounds on such models. In this paper, we introduce a scheme to increase the sensitivity of these experiments with an extended sequence of pulsed optomechanical interactions. We also analyze the effects of optical phase noise and optical loss and present a strategy to mitigate such deleterious effects.
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