Characterizing Quantum Dynamics with Initial System-Environment Correlations

M. Ringbauer, C. J. Wood, K. Modi, A. Gilchrist, A. G. White, A. Fedrizzi

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Abstract

We fully characterize the reduced dynamics of an open quantum system initially correlated with its environment. Using a photonic qubit coupled to a simulated environment, we tomographically reconstruct a superchannel-a generalized channel that treats preparation procedures as inputs-from measurement of the system alone. We introduce novel quantitative measures for determining the strength of initial correlations, and to allow an experiment to be optimized in regard to its environment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number090402
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume114
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2015

Keywords

  • NON-MARKOVIANITY
  • STATE
  • CHANNELS
  • ATOMS

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