A treatment of general relativistic effects in quantum interference

Josuke Kuroiwa, Masumi Kasai, Toshifumi Futamase

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The phase shift in a neutron interferometer caused by the gravitational field and the rotation of the earth is derived in a unified way from the standpoint of general relativity. Starting from the covariant Klein-Gordon equation and using the nonrelativistic approximation, it is shown that the result includes the gravitational potential term and the Sagnac term which have been actually observed, and the ancillary effect due to the dragging of inertia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-334
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Nov 22

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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