Relations between entanglement and purity in non-Markovian dynamics

Rosario Lo Franco, Diego Espitia, Ricardo Román-Ancheyta, Carlos A. González-Gutiérrez

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Knowledge of the relationships among different features of quantumness, like entanglement and state purity, is important from both fundamental and practical viewpoints. Yet, this issue remains little explored in dynamical contexts for open quantum systems. We address this problem by studying the dynamics of entanglement and purity for two-qubit systems using paradigmatic models of radiation-matter interaction, with a qubit being isolated from the environment (spectator configuration). We show the effects of the corresponding local quantum channels on an initial two-qubit pure entangled state in the concurrence–purity diagram and find the conditions which enable dynamical closed formulas of concurrence, used to quantify entanglement, as a function of purity. We finally discuss the usefulness of these relations in assessing entanglement and purity thresholds which allow noisy quantum teleportation. Our results provide new insights about how different properties of composite open quantum systems behave and relate each other during quantum evolutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1650031-
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Quantum Information
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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