Abstract We consider two chains, each made of N independent oscillators, immersed in a common thermal bath and study the dynamics of their mutual quantum correlations in the thermodynamic, large-N limit. We show that dissipation and noise due to the presence of the external environment are able to generate collective quantum correlations between the two chains at the mesoscopic level. The created collective quantum entanglement between the two many-body systems turns out to be rather robust, surviving for asymptotically long times even for non vanishing bath temperatures.
- quantum fluctuations
- open mesoscopic systems
- N independent oscillators
- mutual quantum correlations
Surace, J., Benatti, F., Carollo, F., & Floreanini, R. (2017). Long-lived mesoscopic entanglement between two damped infinite harmonic chains. Journal of Statistical Physics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10955-017-1817-8