Recent studies suggest that both the quantum Zeno (increase of the natural lifetime of an unstable quantum state by repeated measurements) and anti-Zeno (decrease of the natural lifetime) effects can be made manifest in the same system by simply changing the dissipative decay rate associated with the environment. Here, we present a model which incorporates the effect of the environment in an exact manner leading to a confirmation of this expectation.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Dorlas, T., & O'Connell, R. (2004). Quantum zeno and anti-zeno effects: An exact model. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 5436, 194-201. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.543312