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Decoherence under many-body system-environment interactions: A stroboscopic representation based on a fictitiously homogenized interaction rate | Phys. Rev. A 75, 062116 (2007)

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Decoherence under many-body system-environment interactions: A stroboscopic representation based on a fictitiously homogenized interaction rate

Gonzalo A. Álvarez, Ernesto P. Danieli, Patricia R. Levstein, and Horacio M. Pastawski*

Facultad de Matemática, Astronomía y Física, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 5000 Córdoba, Argentina

Received 4 January 2007; published 26 June 2007; publisher error corrected 29 June 2007

An environment interacting with portions of a system leads to multiexponential interaction rates. Within the Keldysh formalism, we fictitiously homogenize the system-environment interaction yielding a uniform decay rate facilitating the evaluation of the propagators. Through an injection procedure we neutralize the fictitious interactions. This technique justifies a stroboscopic representation of the system-environment interaction which is useful for numerical implementation and converges to the natural continuous process. We apply this procedure to a fermionic two-level system and use the Jordan-Wigner transformation to solve a two-spin swapping gate in the presence of a spin environment.

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Quantum branching sequence for the swapping dynamics. Panel a) stands for a Coulomb system-environment interaction and b) a pure hopping one. Single states represent states with interrupted evolution (incoherent) while pairs of states are coherent superpositions. Notice the self-similar structure.
Quantum branching sequence for the swapping dynamics. Panel a) stands for a Coulomb system-environment interaction and b) a pure hopping one. Single states represent states with interrupted evolution (incoherent) while pairs of states are coherent superpositions. Notice the self-similar structure.