Dissipative spin systems in non-Ohmic environments: real-time path integral Monte Carlo-simulations
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FakultätFakultät für Naturwissenschaften
Ressourcen- / MedientypDissertation, Text
Datum der Freischaltung2014-04-16
In this work, I study the dynamics of spin-1/2 systems in contact with dissipative bosonic reservoirs. Investigations are motivated by recent progress in designing and controling atomic and solid state structures of growing complexity. The interplay between the bare system and the environment is of substantial importance for understanding the dynamics of such devices. Spin systems that are embedded in bosonic reservoirs are described by the famous spin-boson model and have been studied for several decades. Recent work has shown that two-level systems in contact with sub-Ohmic reservoirs are of fundamental interest in view of both theoretical considerations and their experimental relevance. This is why I focus on the dynamics of systems that couple to a sub-Ohmic environment. Additionally, impressive experimental progress in embedding quantum dots into photonic crystals encouraged me to investigate the dynamics of two-level systems coupled to surroundings with spectral gaps.
Photonic bandgap materials