Imperial College London

ProfessorMartinPlenio

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Visiting Professor
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7754m.plenio Website

 
 
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Location

 

606Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Rivas:2014:9/094001,
author = {Rivas, Á and Huelga, SF and Plenio, MB},
doi = {9/094001},
journal = {Reports on Progress in Physics},
title = {Quantum non-Markovianity: characterization, quantification and detection.},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0034-4885/77/9/094001},
volume = {77},
year = {2014}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - We present a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the concept of quantum non-Markovianity, a central theme in the theory of open quantum systems. We introduce the concept of a quantum Markovian process as a generalization of the classical definition of Markovianity via the so-called divisibility property and relate this notion to the intuitive idea that links non-Markovianity with the persistence of memory effects. A detailed comparison with other definitions presented in the literature is provided. We then discuss several existing proposals to quantify the degree of non-Markovianity of quantum dynamics and to witness non-Markovian behavior, the latter providing sufficient conditions to detect deviations from strict Markovianity. Finally, we conclude by enumerating some timely open problems in the field and provide an outlook on possible research directions.
AU - Rivas,Á
AU - Huelga,SF
AU - Plenio,MB
DO - 9/094001
PY - 2014///
SN - 1361-6633
TI - Quantum non-Markovianity: characterization, quantification and detection.
T2 - Reports on Progress in Physics
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0034-4885/77/9/094001
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/25391
VL - 77
ER -