Unravelling open-system quantum dynamics of non-interacting Fermions

Zhu Ruan, Roi Baer*

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The Lindblad equation is commonly used for studying quantum dynamics in open systems that cannot be completely isolated from an environment, relevant to a broad variety of research fields, such as atomic physics, materials science, quantum biology and quantum information and computing. For electrons in condensed matter systems, the Lindblad dynamics is intractable even if their mutual Coulomb repulsion could somehow be switched off. This is because they would still be able to affect each other by interacting with the bath. Here, we develop an approximate approach, based on the Hubbard–Stratonovich transformation, which allows to evolve non-interacting Fermions in open quantum systems. We discuss several applications for systems of trapped 1D Fermions showing promising results.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)2490-2496
Number of pages7
JournalMolecular Physics
Issue number19-20
StatePublished - 18 Oct 2018

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  • Lindblad equations
  • density matrix
  • open fermion system
  • open quantum systems


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