Quantum repeated interactions and the chaos game

T Platini, R J Low
2018 Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical  
Inspired by the algorithm of Barnsley's chaos game, we construct an open quantum system model based on the repeated interaction process. We shown that the quantum dynamics of the appropriate fermionic/bosonic system (in interaction with an environment) provides a physical model of the chaos game. When considering fermionic operators, we follow the system's evolution by focusing on its reduced density matrix. The system is shown to be in a Gaussian state (at all time t) and the average number of
more » ... particles is shown to obey the chaos game equation. Considering bosonic operators, with a system initially prepared in coherent states, the evolution of the system can be tracked by investigating the dynamics of the eigenvalues of the annihilation operator. This quantity is governed by a chaos game-like equation from which different scenarios emerge.
doi:10.1088/1751-8121/aad304 fatcat:3mmvmqbl75doxhxvlng3tp5vr4