Simulating quantum Brownian motion with single trapped ions

Antonino Messina, Jyrki Piilo, Petruccione, Maniscalco, Intravaia

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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 andnon-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
Pages (from-to)052101-1-052101-4
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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