Open Quantum Systems

An Introduction

  • ´Angel Rivas
  • Susana F. Huelga

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Angel Rivas, Susana F. Huelga
    Pages 1-14
  3. Angel Rivas, Susana F. Huelga
    Pages 15-17
  4. Angel Rivas, Susana F. Huelga
    Pages 19-31
  5. Angel Rivas, Susana F. Huelga
    Pages 33-48
  6. Àngel Rivas, Susana F. Huelga
    Pages 49-80
  7. Angel Rivas, Susana F. Huelga
    Pages 81-88
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 89-97

About this book


In this volume the fundamental theory of open quantum systems is revised in the light of modern developments in the field. A unified approach to the quantum evolution of open systems is presented by merging concepts and methods traditionally employed by different communities, such as quantum optics, condensed matter, chemical physics and mathematical physics.
The mathematical structure and the general properties of the dynamical maps underlying open system dynamics are explained in detail. The microscopic derivation of dynamical equations, including both Markovian and non-Markovian evolutions, is also discussed. Because of the step-by-step explanations, this work is a useful reference to novices in this field. However, experienced researches can also benefit from the presentation of recent results.


Decoherence Irreversibility Quantum Dissipation Quantum Information and Computation Quantum Information and Computation Quantum Noise Quantum Optics

Authors and affiliations

  • ´Angel Rivas
    • 1
  • Susana F. Huelga
    • 2
  1. 1.Departmento de Física TeóricaUniversidad Complutense de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität Ulm Institut für Theoretische PhysikUlmGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23353-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23354-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5423
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5431
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