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Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory

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Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory

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S. Kirkland and X. Zhang


Fractional revival of threshold graphs under Laplacian dynamics


Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory

Received: 2018-11-09, Revised: 2019-05-02, Accepted: 2019-05-02,


We consider Laplacian fractional revival between two vertices of a graph $X$. Assume that it occurs at time $\tau$ between vertices 1 and 2. We prove that for the spectral decomposition $L=\sum_{r=0}^q\theta_rE_r$ of the Laplacian matrix $L$ of $X$, for each $r=0,1,\ldots, q$, either $E_re_1=E_re_2$, or $E_re_1=-E_re_2$, depending on whether $e^{i\tau\theta_r}$ equals to 1 or not. That is to say, vertices 1 and 2 are strongly cospectral with respect to $L$. We give a characterization of the parameters of threshold graphs that allow for Laplacian fractional revival between two vertices; those graphs can be used to generate more graphs with Laplacian fractional revival. We also characterize threshold graphs that admit Laplacian fractional revival within a subset of more than two vertices. Throughout we rely on techniques from spectral graph theory.


Laplacian matrix, spectral decomposition, quantum information transfer, fractional revival