Enhanced quantum tunneling in quantum Zeno dynamics freezing the momentum direction



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Porras, Miguel A. and Mata, Nilo and Gonzalo Fonrodona, Isabel (2022) Enhanced quantum tunneling in quantum Zeno dynamics freezing the momentum direction. Physical review A, 106 (1). ISSN 2469-9926

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.106.012220


Quantum tunneling is a fundamental quantum-mechanical effect involved in plenty of physical phenomena. Its control would impact these phenomena and the technologies based on them. We show that the quantum tunneling probability through a potential barrier can be increased to approach unity in a quantum Zeno dynamics undergone by the tunneling particle in which the direction of the momentum is frequently monitored. We first model the measurements of the momentum direction as selective von Neumann projections, and then as nonselective, direction-sensitive interactions of the particle with probe particles. Nonselective measurements are more efficient than selective measurements in enhancing the quantum tunneling probability.

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©2022 American Physical Society.
M.A.P. acknowledges support from Project No. PGC2018- 093854-B-I00, and M.A.P. and I.G. acknowledge support from Project No. FIS2017-87360-P of the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades. N.M. acknowledges support from Grant No. D480 (Beca de colaboración de formación) of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Computational approach
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Optics
ID Code:74498
Deposited On:09 Sep 2022 17:39
Last Modified:22 Nov 2022 17:25

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