Entanglement induced by a single-mode heat environment

Myung Kim

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A thermal field, which frequently appears in problems of decoherence, provides us with minimal information about the field. We study the interaction of the thermal field and a quantum system composed of two qubits and find that such a chaotic field with minimal information can nevertheless entangle qubits that are prepared initially in a separable state. This simple model of a quantum register interacting with a noisy environment allows us to understand how memory of the environment affects the state of a quantum register.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)040101
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number4 A
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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