A Study of Coupled Harmonic Oscillator Models toward Quantum Entanglement Dynamics in Macroscopic Quantum Phenomena

  • 高 至遠

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Peres-Horodecki-Simon criterion and logarithmic negativity are very powerful tools to determine the separability and to measure the entanglement of Gaussian states In this thesis we set up several models all of which comprise a number of coupled oscillators and by facilitating the separability criterion and measure we're able to calculate the entanglement between each pair of oscillators at any time analytically which reveals several interesting phenomena including entanglement sudden death and revival of entanglement Also we compare the entanglement between center of mass coordinates and that of their member oscillators and thereby understand the role of it in a composite system Lastly we'll make an attempt at appreciating the effects of particle numbers on entanglement We hope these analytically solvable models can help us understand more about the entanglement of interacting systems and of large systems
Date of Award2014 Jul 11
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorChung-Hsien Chou (Supervisor)

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