Pure Gaussian state generation via dissipation: A quantum stochastic differential equation approach

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Recently, the complete characterization of a general Gaussian dissipative system having a unique pure steady state was obtained. This result provides a clear guideline for engineering an environment such that the dissipative system has a desired pure steady state such as a cluster state. In this paper, we describe the system in terms of a quantum stochastic differential equation (QSDE) so that the environment channels can be explicitly dealt with. Then, a physical meaning of that characterization, which cannot be seen without the QSDE representation, is clarified; more specifically, the nullifier dynamics of any Gaussian system generating a unique pure steady state is passive. In addition, again based on the QSDE framework, we provide a general and practical method to implement a desired dissipative Gaussian system, which has a structure of quantum state transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5324-5337
Number of pages14
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number1979
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov 28



  • Cluster state
  • Dissipation
  • Gaussian state
  • Pure state
  • State transfer

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  • Mathematics(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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