By Gert-Ludwig Ingold (auth.), Andreas Buchleitner, Klaus Hornberger (eds.)
In the final 20 years striking growth within the experimental dealing with of unmarried quantum items has spurred theoretical examine into investigating the coupling among quantum platforms and their surroundings. Decoherence, the slow deterioration of entanglement because of dissipation and noise fed into the process via the surroundings, has emerged as a imperative suggestion. the current set of lectures is meant as a high-level, yet self-contained, creation into the fields of quantum noise and dissipation. particularly their impact on decoherence and purposes referring to quantum info and quantum verbal exchange are studied, best the nonspecialist researchers and the complicated scholars steadily to the vanguard of research.
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To cope with such situations, approximation schemes have been devised. In the following, we will restrict ourselves to the most important approximation which is valid whenever the quantum ﬂuctuations are small or, equivalently, when the actions involved are large compared to Planck’s constant so that the latter may be considered to be small. 48) in the previous section was merely a matter of convenience. For the exactly solvable case of a driven harmonic oscillator it is not really relevant how we express a general path satisfying the boundary conditions.
We now apply the stationary phase approximation to path integrals where 1/ plays the role of the large parameter. 76) where xcl is the classical path (or one of several possible paths) satisfying the boundary conditions and ξ represents the ﬂuctuations around the classical path. 20 Gert-Ludwig Ingold With this decomposition the action becomes m 2 x˙ − V (x) 2 0 t t m 2 x˙ cl − V (xcl ) + ds ds mx˙ cl ξ˙ − V (xcl )ξ = 2 0 0 t m ˙2 1 ds + ξ − V (xcl )ξ 2 + . . 50) for the driven harmonic oscillator.
E. white, noise. In the quantum case, the noise correlation function is complex and can be decomposed into its real and imaginary part K(t) = K (t) + iK (t) . 137), one immediately ﬁnds that the imaginary part is related to the time derivative of the damping kernel by K (t) = m dγ . 150) 34 Gert-Ludwig Ingold which implies that at zero temperature the noise is correlated even for long times. 147). 126) for the system degree of freedom alone. This section will be devoted to a discussion of the corresponding procedure within the path integral formalism.