Relativistic theory for continuous measurement of quantum fields

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5086-5092
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume42
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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