Solution of the Lindblad equation in the Kraus representation

H. Nakazato, Y. Hida, K. Yuasa, B. Militello, A. Napoli, A. Messina

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    Abstract

    The so-called Lindblad equation, a typical master equation describing the dissipative quantum dynamics, is shown to be solvable for finite-level systems in a compact form without resort to writing it down as a set of equations among matrix elements. The solution is then naturally given in an operator form, known as the Kraus representation. Following a few simple examples, the general applicability of the method is clarified.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number062113
    JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
    Volume74
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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