Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Quantum coherence under quantum fluctuation of spacetime
School of Economics and Management, Wuyi University, Jiangmen, 529020, China
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Accepted: 12 December 2019
Published online: 21 December 2019
We examine the behaviors of quantum coherence (QC) for an uniformly accelerated gravitationally polarizable object interacting with fluctuating quantum gravitational field. We firstly derive the master equation that governs the system evolution. Then we discuss the evolution of QC affected by quantum gravitational fluctuation and acceleration. It is found that, within the framework of open quantum system, the equilibrium state of the gravitationally polarizable object is driven to a thermal incoherent state, which implies an accelerated gravitationally polarizable object immersing in a bath of fluctuating gravitational field can generate Unruh-like effect. In addition, QC under quantum gravitational fluctuation only can last for some time. In general, QC exponentially decays to zero with increasing evolution time and acceleration which is similar to the case of matter field.
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