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Devices in Superposition

  title={Devices in Superposition},
  author={A. Ho and V. Scarani},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  • A. Ho, V. Scarani
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Quantum Physics
  • Under the assumption that every material object can ultimately be described by quantum theory, we ask how a probe system evolves in a device prepared and kept in a superposition state of values of its classical parameter. We find that, under ideal conditions, the evolution of the system would be unitary, generated by an effective Hamiltonian. We describe also an incoherent use of the device that achieves the same effective evolution on an ensemble. The effective Hamiltonian thus generated may… CONTINUE READING

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