In this paper we provide an experimental illustration of Page and Wootters’ quantum time mechanism that is able to describe two-time quantum correlation functions. This allows us to test a Leggett-Garg inequality, showing a violation from the “internal” observer point of view. The “external” observer sees a time-independent global state. Indeed, the scheme is implemented using a narrow-band single photon where the clock degree of freedom is encoded in the photon’s position. Hence, the internal observer that measures the position can track the flow of time, while the external observer sees a delocalized photon that has no time evolution in the experiment time-scale.

Quantum time: Experimental multitime correlations / Moreva, Ekaterina; Gramegna, Marco; Brida, Giorgio; Maccone, Lorenzo; Genovese, Marco. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D. - ISSN 2470-0010. - 96:10(2017). [10.1103/PhysRevD.96.102005]

Quantum time: Experimental multitime correlations

Moreva, Ekaterina;Gramegna, Marco;Brida, Giorgio;Genovese, Marco
2017

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In this paper we provide an experimental illustration of Page and Wootters’ quantum time mechanism that is able to describe two-time quantum correlation functions. This allows us to test a Leggett-Garg inequality, showing a violation from the “internal” observer point of view. The “external” observer sees a time-independent global state. Indeed, the scheme is implemented using a narrow-band single photon where the clock degree of freedom is encoded in the photon’s position. Hence, the internal observer that measures the position can track the flow of time, while the external observer sees a delocalized photon that has no time evolution in the experiment time-scale.
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