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The Schrödinger-Langevin equation with and without thermal fluctuations

Abstract : The Schrôdinger-Langevin (SL) equation is considered as an effective open quantum system formalism suitable for phenomenological applications. We focus on two open issues relative to its solutions. We first show that the Madelung/polar transformation of the wavefunction leads to a nonzero friction for the excited states of the quantum subsystem. We then study analytically and numerically the SL equation ability to bring a quantum subsystem to the thermal equilibrium of statistical mechanics. To do so, concepts about statistical mixed states, quantum noises and their production are discussed and a detailed analysis is carried with two kinds of noise and potential.
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R. Katz, Pol-Bernard Gossiaux. The Schrödinger-Langevin equation with and without thermal fluctuations. Annals of Physics, Elsevier Masson, 2016, 368 (May 2016), pp.267-295. ⟨10.1016/j.aop.2016.02.005⟩. ⟨in2p3-01163996⟩



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