IQIM Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Seminar

Friday February 1, 2019 12:00 PM

Collective and local effects in the driven-dissipative dynamics of many-body quantum systems

Speaker: Nathan Shammah, Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory, RIKEN, Japan
Location: East Bridge 114

Abstract: I will address the emergence of cooperative effects in driven-dissipative many-body quantum systems out of equilibrium, such as superradiant light emission, spin squeezing, phase transi-tions, and dark states [1-2]. The use of permutational symmetry allows one to efficiently solve the Lindblad dynamics with an exponential reduction in computational resources even ac-counting for local homogeneous dissipation channels [2]. Analyzing the interplay of collective and local effects, using the formalism of Dicke states, I will review the relevant literature. It is possible to extend the study of the driven-dissipative dynamics also to the ultrastrong coupling regime of light-matter interaction [2,3]. We crafted a tool in the form of an open-source soft-ware, the permutational invariant quantum solver (PIQS) and integrated it in the Quantum Toolbox in Python, QuTiP (www.qutip.org) [4], making these features available to the quantum optics community [5]. I will briefly review the open-source quantum technology ecosystem and QuTiP.

[1] Nathan Shammah, Neill Lambert, Franco Nori, and Simone De Liberato, Superradiance with local phase-breaking effects, Phys. Rev. A 96, 023863 (2017). https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.07066

[2] Nathan Shammah, Shahnawaz Ahmed, Neill Lambert, Simone De Liberato, and Franco Nori, Open quantum systems with local and collective incoherent processes: Efficient numerical simulation using permutational invariance, Phys. Rev. A 98, 063815 (2018). https://arxiv.org/abs/1805.05129

[3] Mauro Cirio, Nathan Shammah, Neill Lambert, Simone De Liberato, and Franco Nori, Many-body ground state electroluminescence. https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.08682

[4] J. Robert Johansson, Paul D. Nation, and Franco Nori, QuTiP: An open-source Python framework for the dynamics of open quantum systems, Comp. Phys. Comm. 183, 1760 (2012); QuTiP 2: A Python framework for the dynamics of open quantum systems, ibid. 184, 1234 (2013).

[5] Nathan Shammah and Shahnawaz Ahmed, The rise of open source in quantum physics research, http://blogs.nature.com/onyourwavelength/2019/01/09/the-rise-of-open-source-in-quantum-physics-research/

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