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Quantum Zeno and anti-Zeno effects: an exact model
Author(s): Teunis C. Dorlas; Robert F. O'Connell
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Paper Abstract

Recent studies suggest that both the quantum Zeno (increase of the natural lifetime of an unstable quantum state by repeated measurements) and anti-Zeno (decrease of the natural lifetime) effects can be made manifest in the same system by simply changing the dissipative decay rate associated with the environment. Here, we present a model which incorporates the effect of the environment in an exact manner leading to a confirmation of this expectation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5436, Quantum Information and Computation II, (24 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.543312
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Teunis C. Dorlas, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (Ireland)
Robert F. O'Connell, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5436:
Quantum Information and Computation II
Eric Donkor; Andrew R. Pirich; Howard E. Brandt, Editor(s)

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