Read While You Wait - Get immediate ebook access, if available*, when you order a print book

Springer Theses

Modelling Non-Markovian Quantum Systems Using Tensor Networks

Authors: Strathearn, Aidan

Free Preview
  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of St Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom
  • The novel and original presentation of the foundations of open quantum systems theory gives fresh insights into the field
  • A tensor network framework for describing open quantum systems is introduced in very general terms, making individual concepts adaptible to further developments in the field
  • Full exposition of a robust and highly efficient numerical method for simulating open quantum systems is given,  providing an invaluable tool for modelling realistic quantum devices and technology 
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-54975-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
About this book

This thesis presents a revolutionary technique for modelling the dynamics of a quantum system that is strongly coupled to its immediate environment. This is a challenging but timely problem. In particular it is relevant for modelling decoherence in devices such as quantum information processors, and how quantum information moves between spatially separated parts of a quantum system.
The key feature of this work is a novel way to represent the dynamics of general open quantum systems as tensor networks, a result which has connections with the Feynman operator calculus and process tensor approaches to quantum mechanics. The tensor network methodology developed here has proven to be extremely powerful: For many situations it may be the most efficient way of calculating open quantum dynamics. This work is abounds with new ideas and invention, and is likely to have a very significant impact on future generations of physicists.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-54975-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modelling Non-Markovian Quantum Systems Using Tensor Networks
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54975-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54975-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-54974-9
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 103
Number of Illustrations
49 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
Topics

*immediately available upon purchase as print book shipments may be delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. ebook access is temporary and does not include ownership of the ebook. Only valid for books with an ebook version. Springer Reference Works and instructor copies are not included.