Probing the degree of non-Markovianity for independent and common environments

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Fanchini, Felipe F. [UNESP]
Karpat, Göktuǧ
Castelano, Leonardo K.
Rossatto, Daniel Z.

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We study the non-Markovianity of the dynamics of open quantum systems, focusing on the cases of independent and common environmental interactions. We investigate the degree of non-Markovianity quantified by two distinct measures proposed by Luo, Fu, and Song and Breuer, Laine, and Pillo. We show that the amount of non-Markovianity, for a single qubit and a pair of qubits, depends on the quantum process, the proposed measure, and whether the environmental interaction is collective or independent. In particular, we demonstrate that while the degree of non-Markovianity generally increases with the number of qubits in the system for independent environments, the same behavior is not always observed for common environments. In the latter case, our analysis suggests that the amount of non-Markovianity could increase or decrease depending on the properties of the considered quantum process. © 2013 American Physical Society.



Common environment, Environmental interactions, Open quantum systems, Quantum process, Single qubits, Quantum electronics, Quantum optics, Quantum computers

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Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, v. 88, n. 1, 2013.