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Optimal Measurement Protocols in Quantum Zeno Effect.

  title={Optimal Measurement Protocols in Quantum Zeno Effect.},
  author={Sergey Belan and Vladimir M. Parfenyev},
  journal={arXiv: Statistical Mechanics},
The quantum Zeno effect is the prediction, going back to Alan Turing, that the decay of an unstable system can be slowed down by measuring it frequently enough. It was also noticed later that the opposite effect, i.e., enhancement of the decay due to frequent measurements, is rather common. An important question arising in this regards is how to choose the optimal measurement strategy to achieve the highest possible decay rate. Here we rigorously prove the universal optimality of the… Expand
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