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Title: Probing Planckian physics in de Sitter space with quantum correlations

We study the quantum correlation and quantum communication channel of both free scalar and fermionic fields in de Sitter space, while the Planckian modification presented by the choice of a particular α-vacuum has been considered. We show the occurrence of degradation of quantum entanglement between field modes for an inertial observer in curved space, due to the radiation associated with its cosmological horizon. Comparing with standard Bunch–Davies choice, the possible Planckian physics causes some extra decrement on the quantum correlation, which may provide the means to detect quantum gravitational effects via quantum information methodology in future. Beyond single-mode approximation, we construct proper Unruh modes admitting general α-vacua, and find a convergent feature of both bosonic and fermionic entanglements. In particular, we show that the convergent points of fermionic entanglement negativity are dependent on the choice of α. Moreover, an one-to-one correspondence between convergent points H{sub c} of negativity and zeros of quantum capacity of quantum channels in de Sitter space has been proved. - Highlights: • Quantum correlation and quantum channel in de Sitter space are studied. • Gibbons–Hawking effect causes entanglement degradation for static observer. • Planckian physics causes extra decrement on quantum correlation. • Convergent feature of negativitymore » relies on the choice of alpha-vacua. • Link between negativity convergence and quantum channel capacity is given.« less
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [3]
  1. School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072 (Australia)
  2. Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190 (China)
  3. Institute of Modern Physics, Northwest University, Xian 710069 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22403505
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Annals of Physics (New York); Journal Volume: 351; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; APPROXIMATIONS; COMMUNICATIONS; CONVERGENCE; CORRELATIONS; DE SITTER SPACE; FERMIONS; QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT; QUANTUM INFORMATION; SCALAR FIELDS