Disentanglement in a two-qubit system subjected to dissipation environments RID A-4660-2010
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We investigate the time evolution of entanglement of various entangled states of a two-qubit system exposed to either thermal or squeezed reservoirs. We show that, except for the vacuum reservoir, the sudden-death of entanglement always exists in the thermal and squeezed reservoirs. We present explicit expression for the sudden-death time of entanglement for various entangled states. We find that the sudden-death of entanglement results from the portion of the double excitation component in the initial entangled state. In this sense, the maximally entangled states of a two-qubit system that do not have the double excitation component is more robust against the quantum fluctuations of the vacuum reservoir.