Non-local dissipation as a resource: spatio-temporal control of correlations, squeezing and non-equilibrium criticality

  • Starts: 2:00 pm on Monday, January 17, 2022
  • Ends: 3:00 pm on Monday, January 17, 2022
Controlling the spread of correlations in quantum many-body systems is a key challenge at the heart of quantum science and technology. Correlations are usually destroyed by dissipation arising from coupling between a system and its environment. Here, we show that dissipation can instead be used to engineer a wide variety of spatio-temporal correlation profiles in an easily tunable manner. We describe how dissipation with any translationally-invariant spatial profile can be realized in cold atoms trapped in an optical cavity. A uniform external field and the choice of spatial profile can be used to design when and how dissipation creates or destroys correlations. We demonstrate this control by preferentially generating entanglement at a desired wavevector and novel forms of non-equilibrium critical behavior. We thus establish non-local dissipation as a new route towards engineering the far-from-equilibrium dynamics of quantum information, with potential applications in quantum metrology, state preparation, and transport.
SCI 328
Anatoli Polkovnikov
Jamir Marino