Simulating quantum Brownian motion with single trapped ions

Sabrina Maniscalco, Jyrki Piilo, F Intravaia, F Petruccione, A Messina

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We study the open system dynamics of a harmonic oscillator coupled with an artificially engineered reservoir. We single out the reservoir and system variables governing the passage between Lindblad-type and non-Lindblad-type dynamics of the reduced system’s oscillator. We demonstrate the existence of conditions under which virtual exchanges of energy between system and reservoir take place. We propose to use a single trapped ion coupled to engineered reservoirs in order to simulate quantum Brownian motion.
Original languageEnglish
Article number052101
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2004


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