Entanglement dynamics in a quantum-classical hybrid of two q-bits and one oscillator

Lorenzo Fratino, Lampo Aniello, Thomas Hans Elze

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We investigate new features, especially of entanglement dynamics, which arise in a quantum-classical hybrid. As a model, we study the coupling between two quantum mechanical two-level systems, i.e. two q-bits, and a classical harmonic oscillator. Their interaction is described by a hybrid coupling, in accordance with a recently developed quantum-classical hybrid theory. We discuss various situations in which entanglement of the q-bits does (not) evolve. Furthermore, we point out an experimental application in a hybrid cooling scheme and indicate topics for future study.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue numberT163
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2014

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