Erbe, Björn and Schliemann, John
Hyperfine induced electron spin and entanglement dynamics in double quantum dots: The case of separate baths.
Phys. Rev. B 85, p. 155127.
Other URL: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB.85.155127
We consider a system of two strongly coupled electron spins in zero magnetic field, each of which is interacting with an individual bath of nuclear spins via the hyperfine interaction. Applying the long-spin approximation that we introduced in a previous paper [ Europhys. Lett. 95 47009 (2011)] (here each bath is replaced by a single long spin), we numerically study the electron spin and entanglement dynamics. We demonstrate that the decoherence time is scaling with the bath size according to a power law. As expected, the decaying part of the dynamics decreases with increasing bath polarization. However, surprisingly it turns out that, under certain circumstances, combining quantum dots of different geometry to the double dot setup has a very similar effect on the magnitude of the spin decay. Finally, we show that even for a comparatively weak exchange coupling the electron spins can be fully entangled.