Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 83–105 | Cite as

Quantum stochastic processes II

  • E. B. Davies


We investigate properties of a class of quantum stochastic processes subject to a condition of irreducibility. These processes must be recurrent or transient and an equilibrium state can only exist in the former case. Every finite dimensional process is recurrent and it is possible to establish convergence in time to a unique equilibrium state. We study particularly the class of transition processes, which describe photon emissions of simple quantum mechanical systems in excited states.


Neural Network Statistical Physic Excited State Equilibrium State Complex System 
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  • E. B. Davies
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  1. 1.Mathematical InstituteOxfordEngland

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