# Lower bounds on the size of general Schrödinger-cat states from experimental data

 Authors: Florian Fröwis Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 50, 114003 (2017) http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1751-8121/aa5a92 Experimental progress with meso- and macroscopic quantum states (i.e. general Schrödinger-cat states) was recently accompanied by theoretical proposals on how to measure the merit of these efforts. So far, experiment and theory have been disconnected as theoretical analysis of actual experimental data was missing. Here, we consider a proposal for macroscopic quantum states that measures the extent of quantum coherence present in the system. For this, the quantum Fisher information is used. We calculate lower bounds from real experimental data. The results are expressed as an ‘effective size’, that is, relative to ‘classical’ reference states. We find remarkable numbers of up to 70 in photonic and atomic systems. froewis2017a.pdf

# BibTeX Source

@Article{1751-8121-50-11-114003,
author =       "Florian Fröwis",
title =        "Lower bounds on the size of general Schrödinger-cat states from experimental
data",
journal =      "Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical",
volume =       "50",
number =       "11",
pages =        "114003",
URL =          "http://stacks.iop.org/1751-8121/50/i=11/a=114003",
year =         "2017",
doi =          "10.1088/1751-8121/aa5a92",
abstract =     "Experimental progress with meso- and macroscopic quantum states (i.e. general
Schrödinger-cat states) was recently accompanied by theoretical proposals on how
to measure the merit of these efforts. So far, experiment and theory have been
disconnected as theoretical analysis of actual experimental data was missing. Here,
we consider a proposal for macroscopic quantum states that measures the extent of
quantum coherence present in the system. For this, the quantum Fisher information
is used. We calculate lower bounds from real experimental data. The results are
expressed as an ‘effective size’, that is, relative to ‘classical’
reference states. We find remarkable numbers of up to 70 in photonic and atomic
systems.",
}