Dynamics of a two-level atom observed via an interaction-free measurement



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Luis Aina, Alfredo and Sánchez Soto, Luis Lorenzo (1999) Dynamics of a two-level atom observed via an interaction-free measurement. Physical review A, 6 (1). pp. 56-62. ISSN 1050-2947

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.60.56


We examine the evolution of a two-level atom when its population is monitored. The detection proposed is an interaction-fret measurement, so that the observation occurs without photon exchange between the atom and the apparatus. It is shown that the observed dynamics exhibits features that an isolated two-level atom cannot accommodate. Such phenomena are explained in terms of an atom-apparatus effective interaction.

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©1999 The American Physical Society

Uncontrolled Keywords:Quantum zeno; Field states; Paradox; Jumps; Decoherence; Realization; Collapse
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:32459
Deposited On:04 Aug 2015 07:30
Last Modified:04 Aug 2015 07:30

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