Non-Markovian master equation for a damped driven two-state system
AbstractWe present a detailed microscopic derivation for a non-Markovian master equation for a driven two-state system interacting with a general structured reservoir. The master equation is derived using the time-convolutionless projection operator technique in the limit of weak coupling between the two-state quantum system and its environment. We briefly discuss the Markov approximation, the secular approximation and their validity.
Comment: 6 pages, submitted to proceedings of CEWQO2009