Continuous wave function collapse in quantum-electrodynamics?

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Abstract

Time-continuous wavefunction collapse mechanisms not restricted to markovian approximation have been found only a few years ago, and have left many issues open. The results apply formally to the standard relativistic quantum-electrodynamics. I present a generalized Schrödinger equation driven by a certain complex stochastic field. The equation reproduces the exact dynamics of the interacting fermions in QED. The state of the fermions appears to collapse continuously, due to their interaction with the photonic degrees of freedom. Even the formal study is instructive for the foundations of quantum mechanics and of field theory as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages133-138
Number of pages6
Volume844
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventQUANTUM MECHANICS: Are There Quantum Jumps - and On the Present Status of Quantum Mechanics - Losinj, Croatia
Duration: Sep 7 2005Sep 9 2005

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OtherQUANTUM MECHANICS: Are There Quantum Jumps - and On the Present Status of Quantum Mechanics
CountryCroatia
CityLosinj
Period9/7/059/9/05

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quantum electrodynamics
continuous radiation
fermions
wave functions
quantum mechanics
degrees of freedom
photonics
approximation
interactions

Keywords

  • Lorentz invariance
  • Quatum-electrodynamics
  • Stochastic Schrödinger equation
  • Wave function collapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Continuous wave function collapse in quantum-electrodynamics? / Diósi, L.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 844 2006. p. 133-138.

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Diósi, L 2006, Continuous wave function collapse in quantum-electrodynamics? in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 844, pp. 133-138, QUANTUM MECHANICS: Are There Quantum Jumps - and On the Present Status of Quantum Mechanics, Losinj, Croatia, 9/7/05. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2219358
Diósi, L. / Continuous wave function collapse in quantum-electrodynamics?. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 844 2006. pp. 133-138
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