Dynamics of a two-level system under the simultaneous influence of a spin bath and a boson bath
Date of Issue2013
School of Materials Science and Engineering
We study dynamics of a two-level system coupled simultaneously to a pair of dissimilar reservoirs, namely, a spin bath and a boson bath, which are connected via finite interbath coupling. It is found that the steady-state population transfer in the two-level system increases with its coupling to the spin bath, while optimal transfer occurs at intermediate coupling in the transient process. If the two-level system is strongly coupled to the spin bath, the population transfer is unidirectional barring minor population oscillations of minute amplitudes. If the spin bath is viewed as an atomic ensemble, robust generation of macroscopic superposition states exists against parameter variations of the two-level system and the boson bath.
The journal of chemical physics
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