Decoherence of Quantum Markov Systems

by Tian Li Zhang

Institution: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Regina
Department: Mathematics
Degree: MSc
Year: 2014
Record ID: 2040090
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10294/5393


A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Mathematics, University of Regina. iv, 61 p. The main purpose of this thesis is to discuss quantum decoherence in the frame- work of operator algebras. We will define several types of decoherence of quantum Markov systems based on the original notion introduced by Ph. Blanchard and R. Olkiewicz; then we will give a number of suffiecient conditions for a quantum Markov system to display decoherence, and explain the relation between them.