Continuous-variable-entanglement dynamics in structured reservoirs

Ruggero Vasile, Stefano Olivares, Matteo G. A Paris, Sabrina Maniscalco

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We address the evolution of entanglement in bimodal continuous variable quantum systems interacting with two independent structured reservoirs. We derive an analytic expression for the entanglement of formation without performing the Markov and the secular approximations and study in details the entanglement dynamics for various types of structured reservoirs and for different reservoir temperatures, assuming the two modes initially excited in a twin-beam state. Our analytic solution allows us to identify three dynamical regimes characterized by different behaviors of the entanglement: the entanglement sudden death, the non-Markovian revival and the non-secular revival regimes. Remarkably, we find that, contrarily to the Markovian case, the short-time system-reservoir correlations in some cases destroy quickly the initial entanglement even at zero temperature.
Original languageEnglish
Article number062324
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2009


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