Tuesday, April 2, 2013

1302.0002 (Hiroki Okawara et al.)

Possible latitude effects of Chern-Simons gravity on quantum interference    [PDF]

Hiroki Okawara, Kei Yamada, Hideki Asada
It has been recently suggested that possible effects of Chern-Simons gravity on a quantum interferometer are dependent on the latitude and direction of the interferometer on Earth in orbital motion around Sun. Continuing work initiated in the earlier publication [Okawara, Yamada and Asada, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 231101 (2012)], we perform numerical calculations of time variation in the induced phase shifts for nonequatorial cases. We show that the maximum phase shift at any latitude might occur at 6, 0 (and 12), and 18 hours (in local time) of each day, when the normal vector to the interferometer is vertical, eastbound and northbound, respectively. If two identical interferometers were located at different latitudes, the difference between two phase shifts that are measured at the same local time would be $O(\sin \delta\varphi)$ for a small latitude difference $\delta\varphi$. It might thus become maximally $\sim 20$ percents for $\delta\varphi \sim 10$ degrees, for instance.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1302.0002

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