Non-Markovian dynamics of double quantum dot charge qubits due to acoustic phonons
Abbreviated Journal Title
Phys. Rev. B
REDUCED DENSITY-MATRICES; DISSIPATIVE SYSTEMS; TENSOR PROPAGATOR; TIME; EVOLUTION; LONG-TIME; COHERENT; Physics, Condensed Matter
We investigate the dynamics of a double quantum dot charge qubit which is coupled to piezoelectric acoustic phonons, appropriate for GaAs heterostructures. At low temperatures, the phonon bath induces the non-Markovian dynamical behavior of the oscillations between the two charge states of the double quantum dot. Upon applying the numerically exact quasiadiabatic propagator path-integral scheme, the reduced density matrix of the charge qubit is calculated, thereby avoiding the Born-Markov approximation. This allows a systematic study of the dependence of the Q factor on the lattice temperature, on the size of the quantum dots, as well as on the interdot coupling. We calculate the Q factor for a recently realized experimental setup and find that it is two orders of magnitudes larger than the measured value, indicating that the decoherence due to phonons is a subordinate mechanism.
Physical Review B
"Non-Markovian dynamics of double quantum dot charge qubits due to acoustic phonons" (2005). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5721.