Exclusive Feature Papers of Quantum Reports in 2024–2025

A special issue of Quantum Reports (ISSN 2624-960X).

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We are pleased to announce the new Special Issue “Exclusive Feature Papers of Quantum Reports in 2024–2025”, a collection of significant high-quality papers (original research articles or comprehensive review papers) published in an open access format by editorial board members or leading scholars invited by the editorial board and guest editors. This Special Issue aims to discuss emerging knowledge and new developments on the frontiers in the field of quantum science research via the publication of selected works that will, hopefully, greatly contribute to society. We hope that this Special Issue will serve as the best forum for disseminating outstanding research results and sharing innovative ideas in the field.

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Keywords

  • quantum mechanics
  • quantum field theory
  • quantum Information
  • quantum neural networks
  • quantum gravity
  • quantum computing
  • quantum optics
  • quantum chemistry
  • quantum biology
  • quantum device

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A Dyson Brownian Motion Model for Weak Measurements in Chaotic Quantum Systems
by Federico Gerbino, Pierre Le Doussal, Guido Giachetti and Andrea De Luca
Quantum Rep. 2024, 6(2), 200-230; https://doi.org/10.3390/quantum6020016 - 16 May 2024
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We consider a toy model for the study of monitored dynamics in many-body quantum systems. We study the stochastic Schrödinger equation resulting from continuous monitoring with a rate Γ of a random Hermitian operator, drawn from the Gaussian unitary ensemble (GUE) at every [...] Read more.
We consider a toy model for the study of monitored dynamics in many-body quantum systems. We study the stochastic Schrödinger equation resulting from continuous monitoring with a rate Γ of a random Hermitian operator, drawn from the Gaussian unitary ensemble (GUE) at every time t. Due to invariance by unitary transformations, the dynamics of the eigenvalues {λα}α=1n of the density matrix decouples from that of the eigenvectors, and is exactly described by stochastic equations that we derive. We consider two regimes: in the presence of an extra dephasing term, which can be generated by imperfect quantum measurements, the density matrix has a stationary distribution, and we show that in the limit of large size n it matches with the inverse-Marchenko–Pastur distribution. In the case of perfect measurements, instead, purification eventually occurs and we focus on finite-time dynamics. In this case, remarkably, we find an exact solution for the joint probability distribution of λ’s at each time t and for each size n. Two relevant regimes emerge: at short times tΓ=O(1), the spectrum is in a Coulomb gas regime, with a well-defined continuous spectral distribution in the n limit. In that case, all moments of the density matrix become self-averaging and it is possible to exactly characterize the entanglement spectrum. In the limit of large times tΓ=O(n), one enters instead a regime in which the eigenvalues are exponentially separated log(λα/λβ)=O(Γt/n), but fluctuations O(Γt/n) play an essential role. We are still able to characterize the asymptotic behaviors of the entanglement entropy in this regime. Full article
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Spectral Analysis of Proton Eigenfunctions in Crystalline Environments
by Luca Gamberale and Giovanni Modanese
Quantum Rep. 2024, 6(2), 172-183; https://doi.org/10.3390/quantum6020014 - 6 May 2024
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The Schrödinger equation and Bloch theorem are applied to examine a system of protons confined within a periodic potential, accounting for deviations from ideal harmonic behavior due to real-world conditions like truncated and non-quadratic potentials, in both one-dimensional and three-dimensional scenarios. Numerical computation [...] Read more.
The Schrödinger equation and Bloch theorem are applied to examine a system of protons confined within a periodic potential, accounting for deviations from ideal harmonic behavior due to real-world conditions like truncated and non-quadratic potentials, in both one-dimensional and three-dimensional scenarios. Numerical computation of the energy spectrum of bound eigenfunctions in both cases reveals intriguing structures, including bound states with degeneracy matching the site number Nw, reminiscent of a finite harmonic oscillator spectrum. In contrast to electronic energy bands, the proton system displays a greater number of possible bound states due to the significant mass of protons. Extending previous research, this study rigorously determines the constraints on the energy gap and oscillation amplitude of the previously identified coherent states. The deviations in energy level spacing identified in the computed spectrum, leading to the minor splitting of electromagnetic modes, are analyzed and found not to hinder the onset of coherence. Finally, a more precise value of the energy gap is determined for the proton coherent states, ensuring their stability against thermal decoherence up to the melting temperature of the hosting metal. Full article
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