Zeno dynamics of quantum chirps

Cihan Bayındır*

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We investigate the Zeno dynamics of quantum chirps. More specifically, we analyze the Zeno dynamics of a chirped solitary wave solution of the non-dimensional nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLSE) with a gain/loss term. We show that the motion of the quantum chirp can be inhibited by frequent measurements in the observation domain. In order to assess the effect of Zeno dynamics on the quantum chirp imaging resolution, we analyze and compare its point spread functions (PSF) under free evolution and under Zeno dynamics. Additionally, we investigate the effect of observation frequency on the quantum chirp profile as well as on its probability of lingering in the observation domain. Our results can be immediately used to investigate the signal properties of quantum chirps and their possible jamming properties by Zeno dynamics in quantum radar technology. Additionally, many potential applications in atomic physics and optics including nonlinear phenomena and chirps can be investigated using the approach presented in our paper.

Original languageEnglish
Article number127096
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2021

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  • Nonlinear Schrödinger equation (NLSE)
  • Quantum chirps
  • Quantum radar
  • Zeno dynamics


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