To catch and reverse a quantum jump mid-flight

  title={To catch and reverse a quantum jump mid-flight},
  author={Z. K. Minev and S. Mundhada and S. Shankar and P. Reinhold and R. Guti{\'e}rrez-J{\'a}uregui and R. Schoelkopf and M. Mirrahimi and H. Carmichael and M. Devoret},
  • Z. K. Minev, S. Mundhada, +6 authors M. Devoret
  • Published 2019
  • Physics, Mathematics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • In quantum physics, measurements can fundamentally yield discrete and random results. Emblematic of this feature is Bohr’s 1913 proposal of quantum jumps between two discrete energy levels of an atom1. Experimentally, quantum jumps were first observed in an atomic ion driven by a weak deterministic force while under strong continuous energy measurement2–4. The times at which the discontinuous jump transitions occur are reputed to be fundamentally unpredictable. Despite the non-deterministic… CONTINUE READING
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