Experimental Investigation of Superdiffusion via Coherent Disordered Quantum Walks

Andrea Geraldi, Alessandro Laneve, Luis Diego Bonavena, Linda Sansoni, Jose Ferraz, Andrea Fratalocchi, Fabio Sciarrino, Álvaro Cuevas, Paolo Mataloni

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Abstract

Many disordered systems show a superdiffusive dynamics, intermediate between the diffusive one, typical of a classical stochastic process, and the so-called ballistic behavior, which is generally expected for the spreading in a quantum process. We have experimentally investigated the superdiffusive behavior of a quantum walk, whose dynamics can be related to energy transport phenomena, with a resolution which is high enough to clearly distinguish between different disorder regimes. By our experimental setup, the region between ballistic and diffusive spreading can be effectively scanned by suitably setting few degrees of freedom and without applying any decoherence to the quantum walk evolution.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume123
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2019

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