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24 March 2008 Non-destructive quantum measurement scheme for quantum states in superposition
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The measurement of discrete quantum systems is a vital ingredient for quantum information processors. These systems, being fragile in nature, are characterized by a perturbation or collapse of their states whenever they are measured due to measurement-induced decoherence. We propose a quantum measurement model that allows for the extraction of information from any superposed quantum system without inducing a total collapse. The methodology used involves the coupling of a quantum probe through suitable interactions that create a partial entanglement between probe and quantum system. This entanglement in turn transfers information about the quantum system to the probe. Therefore, by making measurements on the probe rather than the superposed quantum system itself, we avert a total collapse to the quantum system.
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Patrick Kumavor and Eric Donkor "Non-destructive quantum measurement scheme for quantum states in superposition", Proc. SPIE 6976, Quantum Information and Computation VI, 69760B (24 March 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.779456
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