Measurement by Decoherence in the Quantum Zeno Experiment

  • R. Ghosh
  • A. Venugopalan
Conference paper


The measurements in the experimental test of quantum Zeno effect, reported by Itano et al. [Phys. Rev. A 41, 2295 (1990)], are analyzed using the environment-induced decoherence theory. The spontaneous emission lifetime of the relevant level emerges as the ‘decoherence time’ which sets a fundamental limit on the realizability of the condition of continuous measurements.


Spontaneous Emission Rabi Frequency Relevant Level Spontaneous Decay Decoherence Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Ghosh
    • 1
  • A. Venugopalan
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Physical SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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