We have proposed a formal theory for the continuous measurement of relativistic quantum fields. We have also derived the corresponding scattering equations. The proposed formalism reduces to known equations in the Markovian case. Two recent models for spontaneous quantum state reduction have been recovered in the framework of our theory. A possible example of the relativistic continuous measurement has been outlined in standard quantum electrodynamics. The continuous measurement theory possesses an alternative formulation in terms of interacting quantum and stochastic fields.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics