Observation of the quantum zeno and anti-zeno effects in an unstable system

Conference Paper

We study the motion of ultra-cold atoms in an accelerating optical lattice. We find that the tunneling dynamics are strongly affected by repeated measurement during the non-exponential time, leading to either inhibition (zeno) or enhancement (anti-zeno) of decay.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gutiérrez-Medina, B; Fischer, MC; Raizen, MG

Published Date

  • January 1, 2001

Published In

  • Technical Digest Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, Qels 2001

Start / End Page

  • QPD1.1 - QPD1.2

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 155752663X

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781557526632

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/QELS.2001.962243

Citation Source

  • Scopus