Entanglement in a bipartite Gaussian state /Physical details: iv, 118 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
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"Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy in the Department of Mathematical Physics of the Faculty of Science at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth."
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Dept. of Mathematical Physics, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 2009.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-118) and abstract.
Study of open quantum systems -- Entanglement -- The entanglement entropy of a two-particle Gaussian state -- General Gaussian states -- Derivation of the Master Equation -- Solution to the Master Equation -- Comments on the coupling constant -- The case of a free particle coupled to a heat bath -- Study of a one-particle Gaussian state with a harmonic potential -- Free particle Hamiltonian -- The Logarithmic negativity --Time evolution with a harmonic potential -- Observations and remarks.