To Alpha Centauri in a box and beyond : motion in Relativistic Quantum Information
Bruschi, David Edward (2012) To Alpha Centauri in a box and beyond : motion in Relativistic Quantum Information. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
In this work we mainly focus on two main aspects of interest within the field of Relativistic Quantum Information. We first expand on the current knowledge of the effects of relativity on entanglement between global field modes. Within this aspect, we focus on two topics: we address and revise the single mode approximation commonly used in the literature. We study the nonlocal correlations of charged bosonic field modes and the degradation of entanglement initially present in maximally entangled states as a function of acceleration, when one observer is accelerated. In the second part of this work we introduce, develop and exploit a method for confining quantum fields within one (or two) cavities and analyzing the effects of motion of one cavity on the entanglement initially present between cavity field modes. One cavity is always allowed to undergo arbitrary trajectories composed of segments of inertial motion and uniform acceleration. We investigate how entanglement is degraded, conserved and created as a function of the parameters describing the motion and we provide the analytical tools to understand how these effects occur. We conclude this work by analyzing the effects of the change of spatial topology on the nonlocal correlations present in the Hawking-Unruh radiation in the topological geon analogue of black hole spacetimes.
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