Entanglement of a double dot with a quantum point contact
Abstract
Entanglement between a particle and a detector is known to be inherent in the measurement process. Gurvitz recently analyzed the coupling of an electron in a double dot (DD) to a quantum point contact (QPC) detector. In this paper we examine the dynamics of entanglement that result between the DD and QPC. The rate of entanglement is optimized as a function of coupling when the electron is initially in one of the dots. It decreases asymptotically towards zero with increased coupling. The opposite behavior is observed when the DD is initially in a superposition: the rate of entanglement increases unboundedly as the coupling is increased. The possibility that there are conditions for which measurement occurs versus entanglement is considered.
 Publication:

Physical Review A
 Pub Date:
 May 2001
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevA.63.052304
 arXiv:
 arXiv:quantph/0009047
 Bibcode:
 2001PhRvA..63e2304S
 Keywords:

 03.67.a;
 03.65.Ta;
 Quantum information;
 Foundations of quantum mechanics;
 measurement theory;
 Quantum Physics;
 Condensed Matter  Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics
 EPrint:
 Phys. Rev. A 63, 052304