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Title: Environment-induced sudden death of entanglement
Authors: Almeida, Marcelo * ×
de Melo, Fernando *
Hor-Meyll, Malena *
Salles, Alejo *
Walborn, Stephen *
Ribeiro, Paulo *
Davidovich, Luiz * #
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Series Title: Science vol:316 issue:5824 pages:579-582
Abstract: We demonstrate the difference between local, single-particle dynamics and global dynamics of entangled quantum systems coupled to independent environments. Using an all-optical experimental setup, we showed that, even when the environment-induced decay of each system is asymptotic, quantum entanglement may suddenly disappear. This "sudden death" constitutes yet another distinct and counterintuitive trait of entanglement.
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ISSN: 0036-8075
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
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