We study the transfer of a quantum state through a Heisenberg spin-1 chain prepared in its ground state. We characterize the efficiency of the transfer via the fidelity of retrieving an arbitrarily prepared state and also via the transfer of quantum entanglement. The Heisenberg spin-1 chain has a very rich quantum phase diagram. We show that the boundaries of the different quantum phases are reflected in sharp variations of the transfer efficiency. In the vicinity of the border between the dimer and the ferromagnetic phase (in the conjectured spin-nematic region), we find strong indications for a qualitative change of the excitation spectrum. Moreover, we identify two regions of the phase diagram that give rise to particularly high transfer efficiency; the channel might be nonclassical even for chains of arbitrary length, in contrast to spin- 1 2 chains. © 2007 The American Physical Society.
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 16 May 2007|