Quantum stochastic processes as models for state vector reduction

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An elementary introduction of quantum-state-valued Markovian stochastic processes (QSP) for N-state quantum systems is given. It is pointed out that a so-called master constraint must be fulfilled. For a given master equation a continuous and, as a new alternative possibility, a discontinuous QSP are derived. Both are discussed as possible models for state reduction during measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2885-2898
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jul 7 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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