Structural features of non-Markovian open quantum systems using quantum chains

András Bodor, Lajos Diósi, Zsófia Kallus, Thomas Konrad

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We propose a simple structure for stationary non-Markovian quantum chains in the framework of collisional dynamics of open quantum systems. To this end, we modify the microscopic Markovian system-reservoir model and consider multiple collisions with each of the molecules with an overlap between the collisional time intervals. We show how the equivalent Markovian quantum chain can be constructed with the addition of satellite quantum memory to the system. We distinguish quantum from classical non-Markovianity. Moreover, we define the counts of non-Markovianity by the required number of satellite qubits and bits, respectively. As the particular measure of quantum non-Markovianity, the discord of the satellite with respect to the system is suggested. The simplest qubit realizations are discussed and the significance for real system-environment dynamics is also pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052113
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 13 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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