# Derivation of the Lindblad generator structure by use of the Itô stochastic calculus

@article{Adler2000DerivationOT, title={Derivation of the Lindblad generator structure by use of the It{\^o} stochastic calculus}, author={Stephen L. Adler}, journal={Physics Letters A}, year={2000}, volume={265}, pages={58-61} }

Abstract We use the Ito stochastic calculus to give a simple derivation of the Lindblad form for the generator of a completely positive density matrix evolution, by specialization from the corresponding global form for a completely positive map. As a by-product, we obtain a generalized generator for a completely positive stochastic density matrix evolution.

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