### Abstract

The quantum Zeno effect consists in the hindrance of the evolution of a quantum system that is very frequently monitored and found to be in its initial state at every single measurement. On the basis of the correct formula for the survival probability, i.e. the probability of finding the system in its initial state at every single measurement, we critically analyze a recent proposal and experimental test that make use of an oscillating system.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 203-208 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Journal | Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics |

Volume | 217 |

Issue number | 4-5 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1996 Jul 15 |

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Physics and Astronomy(all)

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## Cite this

Nakazato, H., Namiki, M., Pascazio, S., & Rauch, H. (1996). Understanding the quantum zeno effect.

*Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics*,*217*(4-5), 203-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/0375-9601(96)00350-7