Friday, March 22, 2013

1303.5110 (J. D. Montealegre et al.)

One-norm geometric quantum discord under decoherence    [PDF]

J. D. Montealegre, F. M. Paula, A. Saguia, M. S. Sarandy
Geometric quantum discord is a well-defined measure of quantum correlation if Schatten 1-norm (trace norm) is adopted as a distance measure. Here, we analytically investigate the dynamical behavior of the 1-norm geometric quantum discord under the effect of decoherence. By starting from arbitrary Bell-diagonal mixed states under Markovian local noise, we provide the decays of the quantum correlation as a function of the decoherence parameters. In particular, we show that the 1-norm geometric discord exhibits the possibility of double sudden changes and freezing behavior during its evolution. For general Bell-diagonal states under simple Markovian channels, these are new features that are in contrast with the Schatten 2-norm (Hilbert-Schmidt) geometric discord. The necessary and sufficient conditions for double sudden changes as well as their exact locations in terms of decoherence probabilities are provided. Moreover, we illustrate our results by investigating decoherence in quantum spin chains in the thermodynamic limit.
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