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Physics 3, 34 (2010) Quantum trajectories face a transition

Summary: Physics 3, 34 (2010)
Quantum trajectories face a transition
David Andrieux
Department of Neurobiology, Yale University, New Haven, 06510 CT, USA and
Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems, Université Libre de Bruxelles, B-1050 Brussels,
Published April 19, 2010
Quantum jumps such as those observed in photon emission from single molecules show a complex behavior that
may indicate a phase transition between different kinds of temporal dynamics.
Subject Areas: Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics
A Viewpoint on:
Thermodynamics of Quantum Jump Trajectories
Juan P. Garrahan and Igor Lesanovsky
Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 160601 (2010) ­ Published April 19, 2010
When we think about a phase transition, we typically
have in mind those that are driven by
temperature--say spins locking collectively into the
same direction at the Curie temperature of a
ferromagnet or molecules forming a rarefied, as


Source: Andrieux, David - Service de Physique Non-Linéaire and Mécanique Statistique, Université Libre de Bruxelles


Collections: Physics; Biology and Medicine