Completely positive maps within the framework of direct-sum decomposition of state space
Longjiang Liu, D. M. Tong
Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
We investigate completely positive maps for an open system interacting with its environment. The families of the initial states for which the reduced dynamics can be described by a completely positive map are identified within the framework of direct-sum decomposition of state space. They includes not only separable states with vanishing or nonvanishing quantum discord but also entangled states. A general expression of the families as well as the Kraus operators for the completely positive maps
... are explicitly given. It significantly extends the previous results.