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Zoom-talk: Synchronization in two-level quantum systems
7 March 2022 @ 11:30 - 12:00
Speaker: Joakim Bergli, University of Oslo
Title: Synchronization in two-level quantum systems
Abstract: Recently, it was shown that dissipative quantum systems with three or more levels are able to synchronize to an external signal. Some researchers have stated that this is not possible for two-level systems, as those systems lack a stable limit cycle in unperturbed dynamics. We show how a quantum two-level system can be understood as containing a valid limit cycle as the starting point of synchronization and that it can synchronize its dynamics to an external weak signal. This is demonstrated by analytically solving the Lindblad equation of a two-level system coupled to an environment, determining the steady state. This is a mixed state with contributions from many pure states, each of which provides a valid limit cycle. We show that this is sufficient to phase lock the dynamics to a weak external signal, hence clarifying synchronization in two-level systems.
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