Linear Optics Simulation of Quantum Non-Markovian Dynamics

Year: 2012

Authors: Chiuri A., Greganti C., Mazzola L., Paternostro M., Mataloni P.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Fisica, Sapienza Universita` di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, I-00185 Roma, Italy;
Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN Belfast, United Kingdom;
Institut fur Theoretische Physik, Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, Universitat Ulm, D-89069 Ulm, Germany;
Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (INO-CNR), Largo E. Fermi 6, I-50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: The simulation of open quantum dynamics has recently allowed the direct investigation of the features of system-environment interaction and of their consequences on the evolution of a quantum system. Such interaction threatens the quantum properties of the system, spoiling them and causing the phenomenon of decoherence. Sometimes however a coherent exchange of information takes place between system and environment, memory effects arise and the dynamics of the system becomes non-Markovian. Here we report the experimental realisation of a non-Markovian process where system and environment are coupled through a simulated transverse Ising model. By engineering the evolution in a photonic quantum simulator, we demonstrate the role played by system-environment correlations in the emergence of memory effects.


Volume: 2      Pages from: 968  to: 968

More Information: This work was supported by EU-Project CHISTERA-QUASAR, PRIN 2009 and FIRB-Futuro in ricerca HYTEQ, the EU under a Marie Curie IEF Fellowship (L.M.), and the UK EPSRC (M.P.) under a Career Acceleration Fellowship and a grant of the \”New Directions for Research Leaders\” initiative (EP/G004579/1).
DOI: 10.1038/srep00968

Citations: 97
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