Triple interference, non-linear Talbot effect and gravitization of the quantum

Academic Article


  • Abstract Recently we have discussed a new approach to the problem of quantum gravity in which the quantum mechanical structures that are traditionally fixed, such as the Fubini–Study metric in the Hilbert space of states, become dynamical and so implement the idea of gravitizing the quantum. In this paper we elaborate on a specific test of this new approach to quantum gravity using triple interference in a varying gravitational field. Our discussion is driven by a profound analogy with recent triple-path interference experiments performed in the context of non-linear optics. We emphasize that the triple interference experiment in a varying gravitational field would deeply influence the present understanding of the kinematics of quantum gravity and quantum gravity phenomenology. We also discuss the non-linear Talbot effect as another striking phenomenological probe of gravitization of the geometry of quantum theory.
  • Authors

  • Berglund, Per
  • Geraci, Andrew
  • Hübsch, Tristan
  • Mattingly, David
  • Minic, Djordje
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • August 3, 2023
  • Published In

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 155008
  • End Page

  • 155008
  • Volume

  • 40
  • Issue

  • 15