Open Quantum Systems

From Wikiversity
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Fileshare.png Type classification: this resource is a course.

Treating quantum systems as being completely isolated from its surroundings is an idealization that is not always justified. Moreover, the interaction with the environment can give rise to many interesting effects not found in closed quantum systems. I will introduce the theoretical tools required to analyze open quantum systems and discuss recent achievements in the preparation of strongly correlated many-body states by controlling the coupling to the environment.

The Density Matrix[edit]

Quantum Master Equations[edit]

The Lindblad Form[edit]

The Quantum Optical Master Equation[edit]

Projection Operator Techniques[edit]

Dissipative preparation of many-body states[edit]