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Quantum entanglement of two-mode continuous variable states in a thermal reservoir
Author(s): Aurelian Isar
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Paper Abstract

Using the theory of open systems based on completely positive quantum dynamical semigroups, we describe the dynamics of entanglement for a system consisting of two uncoupled harmonic oscillators interacting with a thermal reservoir. Using Peres-Simon necessary and sufficient criterion for separability of two-mode Gaussian states, we describe the evolution of entanglement in terms of the covariance matrix for a Gaussian input state. For some values of the temperature of environment, the state keeps for all times its initial type - separable or entangled. In other cases, entanglement generation, entanglement sudden death or a repeated collapse and revival of entanglement take place. We analyze also the time evolution of the logarithmic negativity, which characterizes the degree of quantum entanglement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7469, ROMOPTO 2009: Ninth Conference on Optics: Micro- to Nanophotonics II, 746909 (17 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.862060
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Aurelian Isar, National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7469:
ROMOPTO 2009: Ninth Conference on Optics: Micro- to Nanophotonics II
Valentin I. Vlad, Editor(s)

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