We study the dynamics of entanglement transfer in a system composed of two initially correlated three-level atoms, each located in a cavity interacting with its own reservoir. Instead of using the usual master equation approach, we consider the dynamics of the reservoir. In this situation, we show that the entanglement is completely transferred from atoms to reservoirs. Although the cavities mediate this entanglement transfer, we show that under certain conditions, no entanglement is found in cavities throughout the dynamics. Considering the entanglement dynamics of interacting and non-interacting bipartite partitions, we found time windows where the entanglement can only flow through interacting partitions, depending on the system parameters.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

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