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Emergence of classicality from Quantum Mechanics under coarse-grained measurement

Biswas, Tanmoy (2017) Emergence of classicality from Quantum Mechanics under coarse-grained measurement. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

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    Abstract

    The connection between coarse-graining of measurement and emergence of classicality has been investigated for some time, if not well understood. Recently in (PRL 112, 010402, (2014)) it was pointed out that coarsegraining measurements can lead to non-violation of Bell-type inequalities by a state which would violate it under sharp measurements. We study here the effects of coarse-grained measurements on bipartite cat states. We show that while it is true that coarse-graining does indeed lead to non-violation of a Bell-type inequality, this is not re ected at the state level. Under such measurements the post-measurement states can be non-classical (in the quantum optical sense) and in certain cases coarse-graning can lead to an increase in this non-classicality with respect to the coarse-graining parameter. While there is no universal way to quantify non-classicality, we do so using well understood notions in quantum optics such as the negativity of the Wigner function and the singular nature of the Gluaber-Sudharshan P distribution.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Supervisors: Prof. Prasanta K. Panigrahi and Prof. Sibasish Ghosh
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Classicality; Coarse-grained Measurement; Quantum Mechanics
    Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
    Divisions: Department of Physical Sciences
    Depositing User: IISER Kolkata Librarian
    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 11:17
    Last Modified: 08 Nov 2018 11:17
    URI: http://eprints.iiserkol.ac.in/id/eprint/659

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