Entanglement, which is an essential characteristic of quantum mechanics, is the key element in potential practical quantum information and quantum communication systems. However, there are many open and fundamental questions (relating to entanglement measures, sudden death, etc.) that require a deeper understanding. Thus, we are motivated to investigate a simple but non-trivial correlated two-body continuous variable system in the absence of a heat bath, which facilitates an exact measure of the entanglement at all times. In particular, we find that the results obtained from all well-known existing entanglement measures agree with each other but that, in practice, some are more straightforward to use than others. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Ford, G., Gao, Y., & O'Connell, R. (2010). Entanglement without dissipation: A touchstone for an exact comparison of entanglement measures. Optics Communications, 283 (5), 831-838. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2009.10.066