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      Quantum Emulation of Gravitational Waves

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          Gravitational waves, as predicted by Einstein's general relativity theory, appear as ripples in the fabric of spacetime traveling at the speed of light. We prove that the propagation of small amplitude gravitational waves in a curved spacetime is equivalent to the propagation of a subspace of electromagnetic states. We use this result to propose the use of entangled photons to emulate the evolution of gravitational waves in curved spacetimes by means of experimental electromagnetic setups featuring metamaterials.

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          Past Achievements and Future Challenges in 3D Photonic Metamaterials

          Photonic metamaterials are man-made structures composed of tailored micro- or nanostructured metallo-dielectric sub-wavelength building blocks that are densely packed into an effective material. This deceptively simple, yet powerful, truly revolutionary concept allows for achieving novel, unusual, and sometimes even unheard-of optical properties, such as magnetism at optical frequencies, negative refractive indices, large positive refractive indices, zero reflection via impedance matching, perfect absorption, giant circular dichroism, or enhanced nonlinear optical properties. Possible applications of metamaterials comprise ultrahigh-resolution imaging systems, compact polarization optics, and cloaking devices. This review describes the experimental progress recently made fabricating three-dimensional metamaterial structures and discusses some remaining future challenges.
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            LIGO and the Detection of Gravitational Waves

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              Sonic analog of gravitational black holes in Bose-Einstein condensates

              It is shown that, in dilute-gas Bose-Einstein condensates, there exist both dynamically stable and unstable configurations which, in the hydrodynamic limit, exhibit a behavior resembling that of gravitational black holes. The dynamical instabilities involve creation of quasiparticle pairs in positive and negative energy states, as in the well-known suggested mechanism for black hole evaporation. We propose a scheme to generate a stable sonic black hole in a ring trap.
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                Journal
                2014-06-17
                2015-07-30
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                10.1038/srep11538
                1406.4263
                b4c5ba47-92d3-4b15-9691-29bfc9f03eea

                http://arxiv.org/licenses/nonexclusive-distrib/1.0/

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                Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 11538, 2015
                10 pages, 2 figures
                quant-ph cond-mat.mes-hall cond-mat.supr-con gr-qc physics.optics

                Condensed matter,General relativity & Quantum cosmology,Quantum physics & Field theory,Optical materials & Optics,Nanophysics

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