Ultracold Atoms for Foundational Tests of Quantum Mechanics by Robert J. Lewis-Swan

By Robert J. Lewis-Swan

This thesis offers a theoretical research into the construction and exploitation of quantum correlations and entanglement between ultracold atoms. in particular, it specializes in those non-classical results in contexts: (i) assessments of neighborhood realism with mammoth debris, e.g., violations of a Bell inequality and the EPR paradox, and (ii) attention of quantum know-how via exploitation of entanglement, for instance quantum-enhanced metrology.
 
In specific, the paintings offered during this thesis emphasizes the potential of demonstrating and characterizing entanglement in life like experiments, past the easy “toy-models” frequently mentioned within the literature. the significance and relevance of this thesis are mirrored in a spate of contemporary guides relating to experimental demonstrations of the atomic Hong-Ou-Mandel impact, commentary of EPR entanglement with enormous debris and an indication of an atomic SU(1,1) interferometer. With a separate bankruptcy on every one of those platforms, this thesis is on the leading edge of present study in ultracold atomic physics. 

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