Wave-function collapse due to null measurements: The origin of intermittent atomic fluorescence

M. Porrati, S. Putterman

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    The observation of no photons emitted by a fluorescing multilevel atom dramatically affects its future evolution. This collapse of the quantum state due to measurements with a null result is the cause of intermittent atomic fluorescence even when the exciting field is arbitrarily coherent.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)929-932
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review A
    Volume36
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1987

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    Wave-function collapse due to null measurements : The origin of intermittent atomic fluorescence. / Porrati, M.; Putterman, S.

    In: Physical Review A, Vol. 36, No. 2, 1987, p. 929-932.

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