Creation and protection of entanglement in systems out of thermal equilibrium

Bruno Bellomo, Mauro Antezza
2013 New Journal of Physics  
We investigate the creation of entanglement between two quantum emitters interacting with a realistic common stationary electromagnetic field out of thermal equilibrium. In the case of two qubits we show that the absence of equilibrium allows the generation of steady entangled states, which is inaccessible at thermal equilibrium and is realized without any further external action on the two qubits. We first give a simple physical interpretation of the phenomenon in a specific case and then we
more » ... port a detailed investigation on the dependence of the entanglement dynamics on the various physical parameters involved. Sub- and super-radiant effects are discussed, and qualitative differences in the dynamics concerning both creation and protection of entanglement according to the initial two-qubit state are pointed out.
doi:10.1088/1367-2630/15/11/113052 fatcat:4buchypk4ra7laoej65m64e2wi