Frustration of decoherence in open quantum systems

E. Novais, A. H. Castro Neto, L. Borda, I. Affleck, G. Zarand

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We study a model of frustration of decoherence in an open quantum system. Contrary to other dissipative Ohmic impurity models, such as the Kondo model or the dissipative two-level system, the impurity model discussed here never presents overdamped dynamics even for strong coupling to the environment. We show that this unusual effect has its origins in the quantum-mechanical nature of the coupling between the quantum impurity and the environment. We study the problem using analytic and numerical renormalization group methods and obtain expressions for the frequency and temperature dependence of the impurity susceptibility in different regimes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014417
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 27 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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