Thursday, February 2 2017
14:30 - 15:30

Alladi Ramakrishnan Hall

Entanglement in light-matter systems

Manas Kulkarni

ICTS, Bengaluru

We propose [1, 2] and study the use of photon-mediated interactions for the
generation of long-range steady-state entanglement between N atoms. Through
the judicious use of coherent drives and the placement of the atoms in a
network of cavity QED systems, a balance between their unitary and
dissipative dynamics can be precisely engineered to stabilize a long-range
correlated state of qubits in the steady state. We discuss the general
theory behind such a scheme and present an example of how it can be used to
drive a register of N atoms to a generalized W state and how the
entanglement can be sustained indefinitely. The achievable steady-state
fidelities for entanglement and its scaling with the number of qubits are
discussed for presently existing superconducting quantum circuits. While the
protocol is primarily discussed for a superconducting circuit architecture,
it is ideally realized in any cavity QED platform that permits controllable
delivery of coherent electromagnetic radiation to specified locations. The
case of N=2 has been recently realized in collaboration with the
experimental group at UC Berkeley [3]

[1] C. D. Aron, M. Kulkarni, H. E. Tureci, Phys. Rev. X 6, 011032 (2016)

[2] C. D. Aron, M. Kulkarni, H. E. Tureci, Phys. Rev. A 90, 062305 (2014)

[3] M.E. Schwartz, L. Martin, E. Flurin, C. Aron, M. Kulkarni, H.E. Tureci,
I. Siddiqi Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 240503 (2016)

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