Quantum speed limits and optimal Hamiltonians for driven systems in mixed states
2014 (English)In: Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, ISSN 1751-8113, Vol. 47, no 21, 215301- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Inequalities of Mandelstam-Tamm (MT) and Margolus-Levitin (ML) type provide lower bounds on the time that it takes for a quantum system to evolve from one state into another. Knowledge of such bounds, called quantum speed limits, is of utmost importance in virtually all areas of physics, where determination of the minimum time required for a quantum process is of interest. Most MT and ML inequalities found in the literature have been derived from growth estimates for the Bures length, which is a statistical distance measure. In this paper we derive such inequalities by differential geometric methods, and we compare the quantum speed limits obtained with those involving the Bures length. We also characterize the Hamiltonians which optimize the evolution time for generic finite-level quantum systems.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 47, no 21, 215301- p.
quantum speed limit, optimal Hamiltonian, symplectic reduction, mixed state, Bures length
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-105910DOI: 10.1088/1751-8113/47/21/215301ISI: 000336718700010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-105910DiVA: diva2:733274
FunderSwedish Research Council, 2008-5227