%0 Journal Article
%J Physical Review A
%D 2013
%T Non-equilibrium dynamics of Ising models with decoherence: an exact solution
%A Michael Foss-Feig
%A Kaden R. A. Hazzard
%A John J. Bollinger
%A Ana Maria Rey
%X The interplay between interactions and decoherence in many-body systems is of fundamental importance in quantum physics: Decoherence can degrade correlations, but can also give rise to a variety of rich dynamical and steady-state behaviors. We obtain an exact analytic solution for the non-equilibrium dynamics of Ising models with arbitrary interactions and subject to the most general form of local Markovian decoherence. Our solution shows that decoherence affects the relaxation of observables more than predicted by single-particle considerations. It also reveals a dynamical phase transition, specifically a Hopf bifurcation, which is absent at the single-particle level. These calculations are applicable to ongoing quantum information and emulation efforts using a variety of atomic, molecular, optical, and solid-state systems.
%B Physical Review A
%V 87
%8 2013/4/3
%G eng
%U http://arxiv.org/abs/1209.5795v2
%N 4
%! Phys. Rev. A
%R 10.1103/PhysRevA.87.042101