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How to engineer a quantum wavefunction

Evans, Peter W. and Hangleiter, Dominik and Thebault, Karim P Y (2021) How to engineer a quantum wavefunction. [Preprint]

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Abstract

In a conventional experiment, inductive inferences between source and target systems are typically justified with reference to a uniformity principle between systems of the same material type. In an analogue quantum simulation, by contrast, scientists aim to learn about target quantum systems of one material type via an experiment on a source quantum system of a different material type. In this paper, we argue that such an inference can be justified by reference to the two quantum systems being of the same empirical type. We illustrate this novel experimental practice of wavefunction engineering with reference to the example of Bose-Hubbard systems.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Evans, Peter W.p.evans@uq.edu.au0000-0003-0214-4748
Hangleiter, Dominikdhang@umd.edu
Thebault, Karim P Ykarim.thebault@bristol.ac.uk
Keywords: Analogue quantum simulation, uniformity principle, experimentation
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Depositing User: Dr. Peter W. Evans
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2021 05:05
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2021 05:05
Item ID: 19969
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Date: 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19969

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