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Post-Markov master equation for the dynamics of open quantum systems

Published inPhysics letters. A, vol. 265, no. 5-6, p. 331-336
Publication date2000
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A systematic first-order correction to the standard Markov master equation for open quantum systems interacting with a bosonic bath is presented. It extends the Markov Lindblad master equation to the more general case of non-Markovian evolution. The meaning and applications of our `post'-Markov master equation are illustrated with several examples, including a damped two-level atom, the spin-boson model and the quantum Brownian motion model. Limitations of the Markov approximation, the problem of positivity violation and initial slips are also discussed

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YU, Ting et al. Post-Markov master equation for the dynamics of open quantum systems. In: Physics letters. A, 2000, vol. 265, n° 5-6, p. 331–336. doi: 10.1016/S0375-9601(00)00014-1
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