Macroscopic quantum states: Measures, fragility, and implementations

Authors:Florian Fröwis, Pavel Sekatski, Wolfgang Dür, Nicolas Gisin, Nicolas Sangouard
Journal:Rev. Mod. Phys. 90, 025004 (2018)
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/RevModPhys.90.025004
Abstract:Large-scale quantum effects have always played an important role in the foundations of quantum theory. With recent experimental progress and the aspiration for quantum enhanced applications, the interest in macroscopic quantum effects has been reinforced. In this review, measures aiming to quantify various aspects of macroscopic quantumness are critically analyzed and discussed. Recent results on the difficulties and prospects to create, maintain, and detect macroscopic quantum states are surveyed. The role of macroscopic quantum states in foundational questions as well as practical applications is outlined. Finally, past and ongoing experimental advances aiming to generate and observe macroscopic quantum states are presented.
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@article{RevModPhys.90.025004,
  title = {Macroscopic quantum states: Measures, fragility, and implementations},
  author = {Fr\"owis, Florian and Sekatski, Pavel and D\"ur, Wolfgang and Gisin, Nicolas and Sangouard, Nicolas},
  journal = {Rev. Mod. Phys.},
  volume = {90},
  issue = {2},
  pages = {025004},
  numpages = {52},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May},
  publisher = {American Physical Society},
  doi = {10.1103/RevModPhys.90.025004},
  url = {https://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/RevModPhys.90.025004},
abstract = {Large-scale quantum effects have always played an important role in the foundations of quantum theory. With recent experimental progress and the aspiration for quantum enhanced applications, the interest in macroscopic quantum effects has been reinforced. In this review, measures aiming to quantify various aspects of macroscopic quantumness are critically analyzed and discussed. Recent results on the difficulties and prospects to create, maintain, and detect macroscopic quantum states are surveyed. The role of macroscopic quantum states in foundational questions as well as practical applications is outlined. Finally, past and ongoing experimental advances aiming to generate and observe macroscopic quantum states are presented.}
}