Nonconservative Forces via Quantum Reservoir Engineering

Shanon L. Vuglar, Dmitry V. Zhdanov, Renan Cabrera, Tamar Seideman, Christopher Jarzynski, Denys I. Bondar

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A systematic approach is given for engineering dissipative environments that steer quantum wave packets along desired trajectories. The methodology is demonstrated with several illustrative examples: environment-assisted tunneling, trapping, effective mass assignment, and pseudorelativistic behavior. Nonconservative stochastic forces do not inevitably lead to decoherence - we show that purity can be well preserved. These findings highlight the flexibility offered by nonequilibrium open quantum dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number230404
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 7 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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