Quantum Zeno control of decoherence

Sabrina Maniscalco

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We demonstrate the possibility of controlling the quantum to classical transition by means of the quantum Zeno and anti-Zeno effects. We consider a quantum harmonic oscillator initially prepared in a Schrödinger cat state and interacting with an engineered amplitude reservoir. We show that the environment induced decoherence transforming the cat state into a statistical mixture can be strongly inhibited by means of either appropriate sequences of measurements or shuttered reservoirs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1251-1261
JournalLaser Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2010


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