Competition between memory-keeping and memory-erasing decoherence channels

Salvatore Lorenzo, Tony J. G. Apollaro, Carlo Di Franco, Francesco Plastina, Mauro Paternostro

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We study the competing effects of simultaneous Markovian and non-Markovian decoherence mechanismsacting on a single spin. We show the existence of a threshold in the relative strength of such mechanisms above which the spin dynamics becomes fully Markovian, as revealed by the use of several non-Markovianity mea- sures. We identify a measure-dependent nested structure of such thresholds, hinting at a causality relationship amongst the various non-Markovianity witnesses used in our analysis. Our considerations are then used to ar- gue the unavoidably non-Markovian evolution of a single-electron quantum dot exposed to both intrinsic and Markovian technical noise, the latter of arbitrary strength
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)012310-012310
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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