Author(s): Bose S, FuentesGuridi I, Knight PL, Vedral V
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Abstract We show that entanglement can always arise in the interaction of an arbitrarily large system in any mixed state with a single qubit in a pure state. This small initial purity is enough to enforce entanglement even when the total entropy is close to maximum. We demonstrate this feature using the Jaynes-Cummings interaction of a two-level atom in a pure state with a field in a thermal state at an arbitrarily high temperature. We find the time and temperature variation of a lower bound on the amount of entanglement produced and study the classical correlations quantified by the mutual information.
This article was published in Phys Rev Lett
and referenced in Journal of Computer Science & Systems Biology