Quantum estimation of physical parameters in the spacetime of a rotating planet

Author(s): J.Kohlrus, D. E. Bruschi, J.Louko, I. Fuentes

arXiv:1511.04256 [quant-ph]


We employ quantum estimation techniques to obtain ultimate bounds on precision measurements of gravitational parameters of the spacetime outside a rotating planet. Spacetime curvature affects the frequency distribution of a photon sent from Earth to a satellite, and this change encodes parameters of the spacetime. This allows us to achieve precise measurements of parameters of Earth such as its Schwarzschild radius and equatorial angular velocity. We then are able to provide a comparison with the state-of-the-art in parameter estimation obtained through classical means. Extensions and future directions are also discussed.

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