Complete resolution of the quantum Zeno paradox for outside observers

M. Hotta, M. Morikawa

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The quantum Zeno paradox is fully resolved for the purely indirect and incomplete measurements performed by the detectors outside the system. The survival probability of an excited state is not at all changed by the outside measurements, provided the system satisfies a natural condition for outside measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-41
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May 31


  • 03.65.-w
  • 03.67.-a
  • Measurement
  • Quantum Zeno
  • Quantum mechanics


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