Identifying a two-state Hamiltonian in the presence of decoherence

Jared H. Cole, Andrew D. Greentree, Daniel K. L. Oi, Sonia G. Schirmer, Cameron J. Wellard, Lloyd C. L. Hollenberg

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Mapping the system evolution of a two-state system allows the determination of the effective system Hamiltonian directly. We show how this can be achieved even if the system is decohering appreciably over the observation time. A method to include various decoherence models is given and the limits of this technique are explored. This technique is applicable both to the problem of calibrating a control Hamiltonian for quantum computing applications and for precision experiments in two-state quantum systems. The accuracy of the results obtained with this technique are ultimately limited by the validity of the decoherence model used.

Original languageEnglish
Article number062333
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


  • decoherence
  • two-state Hamiltonian
  • quantum computing


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