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Gives an introduction to new methods for open quantum dynamics and quantum feedback control
Presents special quantum physics systems
Displays a roadmap for graduate students to the dynamics of open quantum systems
Contains many instructive illustrations
Supports learning with exercises and solutions
Gives take-home messages summarized at the end of every chapter
This monograph provides graduate students and also professional researchers aiming to understand the dynamics of open quantum systems with a valuable and self-contained toolbox. Special focus is laid on the link between microscopic models and the resulting open-system dynamics. This includes how to derive the celebrated Lindblad master equation without applying the rotating wave approximation. As typical representatives for non-equilibrium configurations it treats systems coupled to multiple reservoirs (including the description of quantum transport), driven systems, and feedback-controlled quantum systems. Each method is illustrated with easy-to-follow examples from recent research. Exercises and short summaries at the end of every chapter enable the reader to approach the frontiers of current research quickly and make the book useful for quick reference.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Detailed Balance - Entropy Production - Lecture Notes in Physics - Quantum Feedback Control - Quantum Master Equation - Quantum Transport