Master equations with memory for systems driven by classical noise

J. D. Cresser*, C. Facer

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    A non-Markovian master equation is obtained for a two level atom driven by a phase noisy laser. The derivation is based on obtaining an equation for the density operator of the system averaged over the previous histories of the external noise. Averaging over the current value of the noise variable by means of the Zwanzig-Nakajima projection operator technique leads to a master equation with memory and a local-in-time master equation. The solutions to the resultant non-Markovian master equation, the structural properties of the equation, and the amenability of the equation to unravelling by the quantum trajectory method are all investigated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)773-780
    Number of pages8
    JournalOptics Communications
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010


    • master equations
    • non-Markovian
    • classical noise


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