Role of weak values in strong measurements

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The physical meaning of the quantum weak value still remains a matter of debate. Originally introduced by Aharonov et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 60, 1351 (1988)0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.60.1351.] as another counterintuitive feature of quantum mechanics, it eventually evolved into a practical tool that is widely used. The theoretical framework in which weak values were introduced was given by von Neumann's model of quantum measurements. In this model, a system is submitted to measurement by coupling it to a "pointer,"or meter. In the weak-coupling regime, one may perform a low-order Taylor expansion for the evolution operator of the system and meter. This standard approach ties weak values with weak couplings and weak measurements. We report closed-form expressions that can be used to untie weak values from weak measurements. The regime of strong measurements thereby becomes accessible to weak values, without leaving the framework in which the latter were originally introduced. The reported results should also help us to better understand the physical meaning of weak values.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo042202
PublicaciónPhysical Review A
EstadoPublicada - abr. 2022


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