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

Published

Journal Article

The first observation of the quantum Zeno and anti-Zeno effects in an unstable system was experimentally studied. The number of atoms remaining trapped during the initial period of nonexponential decay also measured. The results reveal that number of trapped atoms show strong nonexponential decay features, evolving into the characteristic exponential decay behavior.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • July 23, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 404021 - 404024

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Citation Source

  • Scopus