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Title: Exact dynamics of a two-qubit system in a spin star environment
Authors: Hamdouni, Y ×
Fannes, Mark
Petruccione, F #
Issue Date: Jun-2006
Publisher: Published for the American Physical Society by the American Institute of Physics
Series Title: Physical Review B, Condensed matter vol:73 issue:24 pages:1-12
Article number: 245323
Abstract: We derive the exact reduced dynamics of a central two-qubit system in a spin star configuration. The exact evolution of the reduced system density matrix is obtained and we compute the limit of an infinite number of environment spins. Initially pure states of the central system evolve into mixed ones and we determine the decoherence-free states of the model. The long-time behavior is studied, partial decoherence is shown to be a result of the coupling of the qubits to the environment, and entanglement evolution of the central system is investigated.
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ISSN: 0163-1829
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Theoretical Physics Section
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