Can Decoherence Solve the Measurement Problem?

Mani L. Bhaumik


The quantum decoherence program has become more attractive in providing an acceptable solution for the long-standing quantum measurement problem. Decoherence by quantum entanglement happens very quickly to entangle the quantum system with the environment including the detector. But in the final stage of measurement, acquiring the unentangled pointer states poses some problems. Recent experimental observations of the effect of the ubiquitous quantum vacuum fluctuations in destroying quantum entanglement appears to provide a solution.

Quanta 2022; 11: 115–123.

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