Non UBC
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Felix Thiel
2019-10-27T09:52:31Z
2019-04-22T10:17
We are considering a quantum system initially prepared in a pure state, that is repeatedly projectively measured in some detection state with a fixed inter-detection period. We investigate the distribution and the statistics of the time of the first successful detection event. The such obtained first detection time gives an operational definition to the time-of-arrival in the detection state. The probability of first detection can be obtained by means of a renewal equation. For systems with an absolutely continuous energy spectrum, we demonstrate how the asymptotics of this first detection probability are dominated by singularities in the spectral measures. For generic initial and detection states, these singularities can be identified with the system's van-Hove singularities. Furthermore, we give a detailed discussion of the transition problem in the tight-binding model on the infinite line, where the initial and detection position of a single quantum walker are separated.
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Joint work with David A. Kessler and Eli Barkai.
https://circle.library.ubc.ca/rest/handle/2429/72074?expand=metadata
46.0 minutes
video/mp4
Author affiliation: Bar-Ilan University
Banff (Alta.)
10.14288/1.0384860
eng
Unreviewed
Vancouver : University of British Columbia Library
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Postdoctoral
BIRS Workshop Lecture Videos (Banff, Alta)
Mathematics
Quantum Theory, Mathematical Physics
The quantum first detection problem
Moving Image
http://hdl.handle.net/2429/72074