We consider a system of two bosonic modes each subject to the dynamics induced by a thermal Markovian environment and we identify instantaneous, local symplectic controls that minimize the loss of entanglement in the Gaussian regime. By minimizing the decrease of the logarithmic negativity at every instant in time, it will be shown that a nontrivial, finite amount of local squeezing helps to counter the effect of decoherence during the evolution. We also determine optimal control routines in the more restrictive scenario where the control operations are applied on only one of the two modes. We find that applying an instantaneous control only at the beginning of the dynamics, i.e., preparing an appropriate initial state, is the optimal strategy for states with symmetric correlations and when the dynamics is the same on both modes. More generally, even in asymmetric cases, the delayed decay of entanglement resulting from the optimal preparation of the initial state with no further action turns out to be always very close to the optimized control where multiple operations are applied during the evolution. Our study extends directly to "monosymmetric" systems of any number of modes, i.e., to systems that are invariant under any local permutation of the modes within any one partition, as they are locally equivalent to two-mode systems.

Locally optimal control of continuous-variable entanglement / F. Albarelli, U. Shackerley-Bennett, A. Serafini. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW A. - ISSN 2469-9926. - 98:6(2018 Dec 07), pp. 062312.062312-1-062312.062312-10. [10.1103/PhysRevA.98.062312]

Locally optimal control of continuous-variable entanglement

F. Albarelli
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2018-12-07

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We consider a system of two bosonic modes each subject to the dynamics induced by a thermal Markovian environment and we identify instantaneous, local symplectic controls that minimize the loss of entanglement in the Gaussian regime. By minimizing the decrease of the logarithmic negativity at every instant in time, it will be shown that a nontrivial, finite amount of local squeezing helps to counter the effect of decoherence during the evolution. We also determine optimal control routines in the more restrictive scenario where the control operations are applied on only one of the two modes. We find that applying an instantaneous control only at the beginning of the dynamics, i.e., preparing an appropriate initial state, is the optimal strategy for states with symmetric correlations and when the dynamics is the same on both modes. More generally, even in asymmetric cases, the delayed decay of entanglement resulting from the optimal preparation of the initial state with no further action turns out to be always very close to the optimized control where multiple operations are applied during the evolution. Our study extends directly to "monosymmetric" systems of any number of modes, i.e., to systems that are invariant under any local permutation of the modes within any one partition, as they are locally equivalent to two-mode systems.
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