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In physics, interaction-free measurement is a type of measurement in quantum mechanics that detects the position or state of an object without an interaction occurring between it and the measuring device. Examples include the Renninger negative-result experiment, the Elitzur-Vaidman bomb-testing problem, and certain double-cavity optical systems.

References

  • Mauritius Renninger, Messungen ohne Storung des Messobjekts (Observations without disturbing the object), (1960) Zeitschrift für Physik, 158 pp 417-421.
  • Mauritius Renninger, (1953) Zeitschrift für Physik, 136 p 251
  • Louis de Broglie, The Current Interpretation of Wave Mechanics, (1964) Elsevier, Amsterdam. (Provides discussion of the Renninger experiment.)
  • Robert H. Dicke, (1981) American J. Physics 49 p 925. (Provides a recent discussion of the Renninger experiment).
  • John G. Cramer, The Transactional Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, (1986) Reviews of Modern Physics, 58, pp.647-688. (Section 4.1 reviews Renninger's experiment).
  • Avshalom C. Elitzur and Lev Vaidman, "Quantum mechanical interaction-free measurements". Foundations of Physics 23 (1993), 987-97.
  • Roger Penrose, (2004). The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of Physics. Jonathan Cape, London.
  • Andrew G. White, Jay R. Mitchell, Olaf Nairz, and Paul G. Kwiat, "'Interaction-free imaging," Physical Review A 58, (1998) 605.
  • Paul G. Kwiat, Harald Weinfurter, Thomas Herzog, Anton Zeilinger, and Mark A. Kasevich, "Interaction-free measurement," Physical Review Letters 74, (1995) 4763.
  • Paul G. Kwiat, The Tao of Quantum Interrogation, (2001).
  • Sean M. Carroll, Quantum Interrogation, (2006).
  • G. S. Paraoanu, "Interaction-Free Measurements with Superconducting Qubits", Physical Review Letters 97, (2006) 180406.
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