Non-Markovian Dynamics Of Double Quantum Dot Charge Qubits Due To Acoustic Phonons
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. © 2005 The American Physical Society.
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
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Thorwart, M.; Eckel, J.; and Mucciolo, E. R., "Non-Markovian Dynamics Of Double Quantum Dot Charge Qubits Due To Acoustic Phonons" (2005). Scopus Export 2000s. 3067.