Are Dynamical Quantum Jumps Detector Dependent?

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Title Are Dynamical Quantum Jumps Detector Dependent?
Author Wiseman, Howard Mark; Gambetta, Jay M.
Journal Name Physical Review Letters
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United States
Publisher American Physical Society
Abstract Dynamical quantum jumps were initially conceived by Bohr as objective events associated with the emission of a light quantum by an atom. Since the early 1990s they have come to be understood as being associated rather with the detection of a photon by a measurement device, and that different detection schemes result in different types of jumps (or diffusion). Here we propose experimental tests to rigorously prove the detector dependence of the stochastic evolution of an individual atom. The tests involve no special preparation of the atom or field, and the required efficiency can be as low as η≈58%.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.220402
Copyright Statement Copyright 2012 American Physical Society. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 108
Issue Number 22
Page from 220402-1
Page to 220402-5
ISSN 0031-9007
Date Accessioned 2012-06-08
Date Available 2013-06-02T23:55:57Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Quantum Dynamics
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Quantum Information, Computation and Communication; Quantum Optics; Quantum Physics
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47064
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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