Self-gravitating interferometry and intrinsic decoherence

  title={Self-gravitating interferometry and intrinsic decoherence},
  author={Cisco Gooding and W. G. Unruh},
  journal={Physical Review D},
To investigate the possibility that intrinsic gravitational decoherence can be theoretically demonstrated within canonical quantum gravity, we develop a model of a self-gravitating interferometer. We search for evidence in the resulting interference pattern that would indicate coherence is fundamentally limited due to general relativistic effects. To eliminate the occurrence of gravitational waves, we work in spherical symmetry, and construct the ``beam'' of the interferometer out of WKB states… 

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