Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

, Volume 25, Issue 7, pp 2149–2156 | Cite as

Quantum Entanglement and Correlations in Superconducting Flux Qubits

  • Marcela Herrera
  • John H. ReinaEmail author
Original Paper


We report on the quantum correlations dissipative dynamics followed by coupled superconducting flux qubits. The coupling between the superconducting quantum register and the reservoir is described by two different mechanisms: collective and independent decoherence. By means of the Bloch–Redfield formalism, we solve the quantum master equation and show that coupling under collective quantum noise is more robust to decoherence. This result is demonstrated for different flux qubit initial preparations, taking into account the influence due to external fields and temperature. Furthermore, we compute the entanglement and the quantum discord dissipative dynamics as controlled by external parameters. We show that the discord is more robust against decoherence effects. This fact could be harnessed in the realization of quantum computing tasks that do not need to invoke entanglement in their implementation.


Quantum entanglement Quantum computation implementations Quantum noise Superconducting devices 



This work was partially supported by the Vice-rectorship of Research of the Universidad del Valle.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro de Ciências Naturais e HumanasUniversidade Federal do ABCSanto AndréBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de FísicaUniversidad del ValleCaliColombia

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