Weak measurement is increasingly acknowledged as an important theoretical and experimental tool. Weak values- the results of weak measurements- are often used to understand seemingly paradoxical quantum behavior. Until now however, it was not known how to perform a weak non-local measurement of a general operator. Such a procedure is necessary if we are to take the associated `weak values' seriously as a physical quantity. We propose a novel scheme for performing non-local weak measurement which is based on the principle of quantum erasure. This method can be used for a large class of observables including those related to Hardy's paradox.


Talk Number PIRSA:14100073
Speaker Profile Aharon Brodutch
Collection Quantum Foundations