Parametrically driven hybrid qubit-photon systems: Dissipation-induced quantum entanglement and photon production from vacuum
We consider a dissipative evolution of a parametrically driven qubit-cavity system under the periodic modulation of coupling energy between two subsystems, which leads to the amplification of counter-rotating processes. We reveal a very rich dynamical behavior of this hybrid system. In particular, we find that the energy dissipation in one of the subsystems can enhance quantum effects in another subsystem. For instance, optimal cavity decay assists the stabilization of entanglement and quantum correlations between qubits even in the steady state and the compensation of finite qubit relaxation. On the contrary, energy dissipation in qubit subsystems results in enhanced photon production from vacuum for strong modulation but destroys both quantum concurrence and quantum mutual information between qubits. Our results provide deeper insights to nonstationary cavity quantum electrodynamics in the context of quantum information processing and might be of importance for dissipative quantum state engineering.