%0 Journal Article
%J New Journal of Physics
%D 2014
%T A classical channel model for gravitational decoherence
%A D. Kafri
%A J. M. Taylor
%A G. J. Milburn
%X We show that, by treating the gravitational interaction between two mechanical resonators as a classical measurement channel, a gravitational decoherence model results that is equivalent to a model first proposed by Diosi. The resulting decoherence model implies that the classically mediated gravitational interaction between two gravitationally coupled resonators cannot create entanglement. The gravitational decoherence rate ( and the complementary heating rate) is of the order of the gravitationally induced normal mode splitting of the two resonators.
%B New Journal of Physics
%V 16
%P 065020
%8 2014/06/26
%G eng
%U http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.0946v1
%N 6
%! New J. Phys.
%R 10.1088/1367-2630/16/6/065020