# Coherence properties of discrete static kinks

@article{Landa2009CoherencePO, title={Coherence properties of discrete static kinks}, author={Haggai Landa}, journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics}, year={2009} }

A chain of interacting particles subject also to a nonlinear on-site potential admits stable soliton-like configurations : static kinks. The linear normal-modes around such a kink contain a discrete set of localized, gap-separated modes. Quantization of the Hamiltonian in these modes results in an interacting system of phonons. We investigate numerically the coherence properties of such localized modes at low temperatures using a non-Markovian master equation. We show that low decoherence rates…

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