Leggett-garg inequalities for squeezed states

Jerome Martin, Vincent Vennin

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Temporal Bell inequalities, or Leggett-Garg Inequalities (LGI), are studied for continuous-variable systems placed in a squeezed state. The importance of those systems lies in their broad applicability which allows the description of many different physical settings in various branches of physics, ranging from cosmology to condensed matter physics and from optics to quantum information theory. LGI violations are explored and systematically mapped in squeezing parameter space. Configurations for which LGI violation occurs are found but it is shown that no violation can be obtained if all squeezing angles vanish, contrary to what happens for the spatial Bell inequalities. We also assess the effect of decoherence on the detectability of such violations. Our study opens up the possibility of new experimental designs for the observation of LGI violation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number052135
JournalPhysical Review A
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2016


  • quant-ph
  • astro-ph.CO
  • gr-qc
  • RCUK
  • STFC
  • ST/K00090X/1
  • ST/N000668/1


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