We show that one can ascertain the presence of an object in some sense without interacting with it. One repeatedly, but weakly, tests for the presence of the object, which would inhibit an otherwise coherent evolution of the interrogating photon. The fraction of "interaction-free" measurements can be arbitrarily close to 1. Using single photons in a Michelson interferometer, we have performed a preliminary demonstration of some of these ideas.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical review letters|
|State||Published - 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)