Chapter 7. Fundamental Quantum Limit to External Force Detection Via Monitoring a Single Harmonic Oscillator (or Free Mass)

  1. Orly Alter1 and
  2. Yoshihisa Yamamoto2

Published Online: 24 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617128.ch7

Quantum Measurement of a Single System

Quantum Measurement of a Single System

How to Cite

Alter, O. and Yamamoto, Y. (2001) Fundamental Quantum Limit to External Force Detection Via Monitoring a Single Harmonic Oscillator (or Free Mass), in Quantum Measurement of a Single System, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617128.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Genetics, Stanford University

  2. 2

    ICORP Quantum Entanglement Project, JST Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University and NTT Basic Research Laboratories

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 5 JUL 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471283089

Online ISBN: 9783527617128

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • precision;
  • detection;
  • momentum;
  • monitoring;
  • mass

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Monitoring the Dynamic Observables of a Single Driven Free Mass

  • Equivalence to the Impossibility of Determining the Quantum State of a Single Driven Free Mass

  • Meaning of the Uncertainty Principle and Completeness of Quantum Mechanics

  • Monitoring the Dynamic Observables of a Single Driven Harmonic Oscillator

  • Monitoring the Number of Quanta of Energy of a Single Driven Harmonic Oscillator

  • Equivalence to the Quantum Zen0 Effect of a Single Driven Harmonic Oscillator

  • Conclusion