Partial Decoherence and Thermalization through Time-Domain Ergodicity

@article{Englman2013PartialDA,
  title={Partial Decoherence and Thermalization through Time-Domain Ergodicity},
  author={Robert Englman and Asher Yahalom},
  journal={Physical Review A},
  year={2013},
  volume={87},
  pages={052123}
}
An approach, differing from two commonly used methods (the stochastic Schrodinger equation and the master equation (1, 2)) but entrenched in the traditional density matrix formalism, is developed in a semi-classical setting, so as to go from the solutions of the time depen- dent Schrodinger equation to decohering and thermalized states. This is achieved by utilizing the time-ergodicity, rather than the sampling- (or ensemble-) ergodicity, of physical systems. We introduce the formalism through… 

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