Regular Article – Theoretical Physics
State-dependent graviton noise in the equation of geodesic deviation
Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Wroclaw, 50-204, Wroclaw, Poland
Accepted: 23 December 2020
Published online: 18 January 2021
We consider an equation of the geodesic deviation appearing in the problem of gravitational wave detection in an environment of gravitons. We investigate a state-dependent graviton noise (as discussed in a recent paper by Parikh,Wilczek and Zahariade) from the point of view of the Feynman integral and stochastic differential equations. The evolution of the density matrix and the transition probability in an environment of gravitons is obtained. We express the time evolution by a solution of a stochastic geodesic deviation equation with a noise dependent on the quantum state of the gravitational field.
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