Date:

2012-09-25

Reference:

Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 130402 (2012)

doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.130402

We investigate dissipation-induced p-wave paired states of fermions in two dimensions and show the existence of spatially separated Majorana zero modes in a phase with vanishing Chern number. We construct an explicit and natural model of a dissipative vortex that traps a single of these modes, and establish its topological origin by mapping the problem to a chiral one-dimensional wire where we observe a nonequilibrium topological phase transition characterized by an abrupt change of a topological invariant (winding number).

Date:

2012-05-01

Reference:

New J. Phys. 14, 055002, (2012)

doi:10.1088/1367-2630/14/5/055002

We discuss the preparation of many-body states of cold fermionic atoms in an optical lattice via controlled dissipative processes induced by coupling the system to a reservoir. Based on a mechanism combining Pauli blocking and phase locking between adjacent sites, we construct complete sets of jump operators describing coupling to a reservoir that leads to dissipative preparation of pairing states for fermions with various symmetries in the absence of direct inter-particle interactions. We discuss the uniqueness of these states, and demonstrate it with small-scale numerical simulations.

Date:

2012-06-14

Reference:

New J. Phys. 14, 063014, (2012)

doi:10.1088/1367-2630/14/6/063014

We study the dissipative dynamics and the formation of entangled states in driven cascaded quantum networks, where multiple systems are coupled to a common unidirectional bath. Specifically, we identify the conditions under which emission and coherent reabsorption of radiation drives the whole network into a pure stationary state with non-trivial quantum correlations between the individual nodes.

Date:

2010-12-14

Reference:

Phys. Rev. A 82, 062112 (2010)

We introduce an alternative way to derive the generalized form of the master equation recently presented by J. P. Pekola et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 105 030401 (2010) for an adiabatically steered two-level quantum system interacting with a Markovian environment. The original derivation employed the effective Hamiltonian in the adiabatic basis with the standard interaction picture approach but without the usual secular approximation. Our approach is based on utilizing a master equation for a nonsteered system in the first superadiabatic basis.

Date:

2011-02-23

Reference:

Nature 470, 486 (2011)

The control of quantum systems is of fundamental scientific interest and promises powerful applications and technologies. Impressive progress has been achieved in isolating quantum systems from the environment and coherently controlling their dynamics, as demonstrated by the creation and manipulation of entanglement in various physical systems. However, for open quantum systems, engineering the dynamics of many particles by a controlled coupling to an environment remains largely unexplored.

Date:

2011-01-18

Reference:

Phys. Rev. A 83 013611 (2011)

Date:

2010-07-20

Reference:

S. Diehl, W. Yi, A. J. Daley, P. Zoller

http://arxiv.org/abs/1007.3420

We show how dissipative dynamics can give rise to pairing for two-component fermions on a lattice. In particular, we construct a "parent" Liouvillian operator so that a BCS-type state of a given symmetry, e.g. a d-wave state, is reached for arbitrary initial states in the absence of conservative forces. The system-bath couplings describe single-particle, number conserving and quasi-local processes. The pairing mechanism crucially relies on Fermi statistics.

Date:

2010-07-01

Reference:

S. Diehl, A. Tomadin, A. Micheli, R. Fazio, P. Zoller

Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 015702 (2010)

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