Analysis and minimization of bending losses in discrete quantum networks

@article{Nikolopoulos2012AnalysisAM,
  title={Analysis and minimization of bending losses in discrete quantum networks},
  author={Georgios M. Nikolopoulos and Anton{\'i}n Hoskovec and Igor Jex},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  year={2012},
  volume={85}
}
We study theoretically the transfer of quantum information along bends in two-dimensional discrete lattices. Our analysis shows that the fidelity of the transfer decreases considerably, as a result of interactions in the neighbourhood of the bend. It is also demonstrated that such losses can be controlled efficiently by the inclusion of a defect. The present results are of relevance to various physical implementations of quantum networks, where geometric imperfections with finite spatial extent… 

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          Stresses that remain after their original source (e.g., external forces, heat gradient) has been removed