I have been studying from many angles the groundbreaking/now renowned Minev et al experiment: To catch and reverse a quantum jump mid-flight [1]. I have many questions on this complex/intricate setup but alas only 1 is allowed per post. So, I found this excellent QTT (quantum trajectory theory) [2] survey by Brun, which is a great place to start/focus: Brun, A simple model of quantum trajectories, arXiv:0108132

Here is my question:

Can someone sketch out how the Minev et al experiment relates to the different sections of the QTT survey paper by Brun; and at the answerer's discretion, some indication of the actual "novelty" of this work considering prior science research in the area and related areas?

Some further background: there's some online controversy, with some people are saying that the experiment does not really break new ground because it's essentially combinations of prior work and findings such as Zeno + weak measurements, quantum tomography, etc., and I am wondering if possibly the experimenters did not make the full extent of the novelty of their contributions clear. I may also ask some follow up question(s) based on responses to this one.

Also note that some attention was added recently with this PBS spacetime episode narrated by Matt O'Dowd, Ph.D. I invite further discussion in The h Bar chat for those interested. There is far more to say from my own investigation but I am holding off here for now.


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