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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||PHYSICAL REVIEW A|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics