Localization and entanglement through scattering measurements [article]

James S. Douglas, Keith Burnett
2011 arXiv   pre-print
We study the emergence of localization and entanglement in many-body systems as a result of scattering measurements. We show that consecutive scattering measurements on a many-body system can produce superposition states in position space. The resulting states are signaled in the scattering distribution and these states are robust under continued scattering. We also show that the average scattering distribution for an ensemble of experiments gives the initial state scattering distribution even
more » ... hen the initial state is completely destroyed by the scattering process.
arXiv:1109.0041v1 fatcat:ewdr37hbardoljxymqyxym2pu4