Geometric phase in entangled bipartite systems
Department of Physics, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024, P.R. China
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Published online: 29 September 2006
The geometric phase (GP) for bipartite systems in transverse external magnetic fields is investigated in this paper. Two different situations have been studied. We first consider two non-interacting particles. The results show that because of entanglement, the geometric phase is very different from that of the non-entangled case. When the initial state is a Werner state, the geometric phase is, in general, zero and moreover the singularity of the geometric phase may appear with a proper evolution time. We next study the geometric phase when intra-couplings appear and choose Werner states as the initial states to entail this discussion. The results show that unlike our first case, the absolute value of the GP is not zero, and attains its maximum when the rescaled coupling constant J is less than 1. The effect of inhomogeneity of the magnetic field is also discussed.
PACS: 03.65.Vf – Phases: geometric; dynamic or topological / 03.65.Ud – Entanglement and quantum nonlocality (e.g. EPR paradox, Bell's inequalities, GHZ states, etc.)
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