A method for the systematic construction of few-body damped harmonic oscillator networks accurately reproducing the effect of general bosonic environments in open quantum systems is presented. Under the sole assumptions of a Gaussian environment and regardless of the system coupled to it, an algorithm to determine the parameters of an equivalent set of interacting damped oscillators obeying a Markovian quantum master equation is introduced. By choosing a suitable coupling to the system and minimizing an appropriate distance between the two-time correlation function of this effective bath and that of the target environment, the error induced in the reduced dynamics of the system is brought under rigorous control. The interactions among the effective modes provide remarkable flexibility in replicating non-Markovian effects on the system even with a small number of oscillators, and the resulting Lindblad equation for the system and the modes may therefore be integrated at a very reasonable computational cost using standard methods for Markovian problems, even in strongly nonperturbative coupling regimes and at arbitrary temperatures including zero. We apply the method to an exactly solvable problem in order to demonstrate its accuracy, and present two studies based on current research in the context of coherent transport in biological aggregates and organic photovoltaics as more realistic examples of its use and potential; performance and versatility are highlighted, and theoretical and numerical advantages over existing methods, as well as possible future improvements, are discussed.
Optimized auxiliary oscillators for the simulation of general open quantum systems / F. Mascherpa, A. Smirne, A.D. Somoza, P. Fernández-Acebal, S. Donadi, D. Tamascelli, S.F. Huelga, M.B. Plenio. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW A. - ISSN 2469-9926. - 101:5(2020 May 14), pp. 052108.052108-1-052108.052108-29.
|Titolo:||Optimized auxiliary oscillators for the simulation of general open quantum systems|
SMIRNE, ANDREA (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||Open quantum systems|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||14-mag-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.101.052108|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|