We address the dynamics of quantum correlations for a bipartite continuous-variable quantum system interacting with its fluctuating environment. In particular, we consider two independent quantum oscillators initially prepared in a Gaussian state, e.g., a squeezed thermal state, and compare the dynamics resulting from local noise, i.e., oscillators coupled to two independent external fields, to that originating from common noise, i.e., oscillators interacting with a single common field. We prove non-Markovianity (nondivisibility) of the dynamics in both regimes and analyze the connections between nondivisibility, backflow of information, and revivals of quantum correlations. Our main results may be summarized as follows: (i) revivals of quantumness are present in both scenarios, however, the interaction with a common environment better preserves the quantum features of the system; (ii) the dynamics is always nondivisible but revivals of quantum correlations are present only when backflow of information is present as well. We conclude that nondivisibility in its own is not a resource to preserve quantum correlations in our system, i.e., it is not sufficient to observe recoherence phenomena. Rather, it represents a necessary prerequisite to obtain backflow of information, which is the true ingredient to obtain revivals of quantumness.
Nondivisibility versus backflow of information in understanding revivals of quantum correlations for continuous-variable systems interacting with fluctuating environments / J. Trapani, M.G.A. Paris. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW A. - ISSN 2469-9926. - 93:4(2016), pp. 042119.1-042119.10.
|Titolo:||Nondivisibility versus backflow of information in understanding revivals of quantum correlations for continuous-variable systems interacting with fluctuating environments|
|Parole Chiave:||decoherence; transition; dynamics|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
|Progetto:||Quantum Probes for Complex Systems|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.93.042119|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|