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Zeno and Anti Zeno effect for a two level system in a squeezed bath

Physical Review A (Impact Factor: 3.04). 10/2005; DOI:10.1103/PhysRevA.73.042113
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ABSTRACT We discuss the appearance of Zeno (QZE) or anti-Zeno (QAE) effect in an exponentially decaying system. We consider the quantum dynamics of a continuously monitored two level system interacting with a squeezed bath. We find that the behavior of the system depends critically on the way in which the squeezed bath is prepared. For specific choices of the squeezing phase the system shows Zeno or anti-Zeno effect in conditions for which it would decay exponentially if no measurements were done. This result allows for a clear interpretation in terms of the equivalent spin system interacting with a fictitious magnetic field. Comment: 18 pages, 7 figures;added references for section 4;changes in the nomenclature

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