Quantum Non-Markovian Collision Models from Colored-Noise Baths

  • Dario Cilluffo
  • Francesco CiccarelloEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 237)


A quantum collision model (CM),  also known as repeated interactions model,  can be built from the standard microscopic framework where a system S is coupled to a white-noise bosonic bath under the rotating wave approximation, which typically results in Markovian dynamics. Here, we discuss how to generalize the CM construction to the case of frequency-dependent system–bath coupling, which defines a class of colored-noise baths. This leads to an intrinsically non-Markovian CM, where each ancilla (bath subunit) collides repeatedly with S at different steps. We discuss the illustrative example of an atom in front of a mirror in the regime of non-negligible retardation times.



Fruitful discussions with Susana Huelga, Kimmo Luoma, Gonzalo Manzano, Salvatore Lorenzo, and Tommaso Tufarelli are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica e Chimica – Emilio SegréUniversità degli Studi di PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.NESTIstituto Nanoscienze-CNRPisaItaly

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