On the generators of quantum dynamical semigroups
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- Lindblad, G. Commun.Math. Phys. (1976) 48: 119. doi:10.1007/BF01608499
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The notion of a quantum dynamical semigroup is defined using the concept of a completely positive map. An explicit form of a bounded generator of such a semigroup onB(ℋ) is derived. This is a quantum analogue of the Lévy-Khinchin formula. As a result the general form of a large class of Markovian quantum-mechanical master equations is obtained.