Anomalous electromagnetic coupling via entanglement at the nanoscale

Gregory Slepyan, Amir Boag, Vladimir Mordachev, Eugene Sinkevich, Sergey Maksimenko, Polina Kuzhir, Giovanni Miano, Mikhail E. Portnoi, Antonio Maffucci

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Understanding unwanted mutual interactions between devices at the nanoscale is crucial for the study of the electromagnetic compatibility in nanoelectronic and nanophotonic systems. Anomalous electromagnetic coupling (crosstalk) between nanodevices may arise from the combination of electromagnetic interaction and quantum entanglement. In this paper we study in detail the crosstalk between two identical nanodevices, each consisting of a quantum emitter (atom, quantum dot, etc), capacitively coupled to a pair of nanoelectrodes. Using the generalized susceptibility concept, the overall system is modeled as a two-port within the framework of the electrical circuit theory and it is characterized by the admittance matrix. We show that the entanglement changes dramatically the physical picture of the electromagnetic crosstalk. In particular, the excitation produced in one of the ports may be redistributed in equal parts between both the ports, in spite of the rather small electromagnetic interactions. Such an anomalous crosstalk is expected to appear at optical frequencies in lateral GaAs double quantum dots. A possible experimental set up is also discussed. The classical concepts of interference in the operation of electronic devices, which have been known since the early days of radio-communications and are associated with electromagnetic compatibility, should then be reconsidered at the nanoscale.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023014
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2017


FundersFunder number
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme644076


    • crosstalk
    • electromagnetic compatibility
    • electromagnetic coupling
    • generalized susceptibility
    • quantum entanglement


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