Steering distillation processes through quantum Zeno dynamics

B. Militello*, H. Nakazato, A. Messina

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A quantum system in interaction with a repeatedly measured one undergoes a nonunitary time evolution and is pushed into a subspace substantially determined by the two-system coupling. The possibility of suitably modifying such an evolution through quantum Zeno dynamics (i.e., the generalized quantum Zeno effect) addressing the system toward an a priori decided target subspace is illustrated. Applications and their possible realizations in the context of trapped ions are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032102
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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