Thursday, August 2 2018
15:30 - 17:00

Room 117

Non-Markovianity Hierarchy of Gaussian Processes and Quantum Amplification

Prathik Cherian J.


We investigate the dynamics of Gaussian states of continuous variable systems under Gaussianity-preserving channels. We introduce a hierarchy of such evolutions encompassing Markovian and weakly and strongly non-Markovian processes and provide simple criteria to distinguish between the classes, based on the degree of positivity of intermediate Gaussian maps. We present an intuitive classification of all one-mode Gaussian channels according to their non-Markovianity degree and show that weak non-Markovianity has an operational significance, as it leads to a temporary phase-insensitive amplification of Gaussian inputs beyond the fundamental quantum limit. Explicit examples and applications are discussed.

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