Embedding non-Markovian quantum collisional models into bipartite Markovian dynamics

Adrián A. Budini
2013 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
A wide class of non-Markovian completely positive master equations can be formulated on the basis of quantum collisional models. In this phenomenological approach the dynamics of an open quantum system is modeled through an ensemble of stochastic realizations that consist in the application at random times of a (collisional) completely positive transformation over the system state. In this paper, we demonstrate that these kinds of models can be embedded in bipartite Markovian Lindblad dynamics
more » ... onsisting of the system of interest and an auxiliary one. In contrast with phenomenological formulations, here the stochastic ensemble dynamics an the inter-event time interval statistics are obtained from a quantum measurement theory after assuming that the auxiliary system is continuously monitored in time. Models where the system inter-collisional dynamics is non-Markovian [B. Vacchini, Phys. Rev. A 87, 030101(R) (2013)] are also obtained from the present approach. The formalism is exemplified through bipartite dynamics that leads to non-Markovian system effects such as an environment-to-system back flow of information.
doi:10.1103/physreva.88.032115 fatcat:kjnocyyinbg4nf5mddglef3dz4