Quantum dissipation due to the interaction with chaos Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We discuss the possibility of having ``quantum dissipation'' due to the interaction with chaotic degrees of freedom. We define the conditions that should be satisfied in order to have a dissipative effect similar to the one due to an interaction with a (many body) bath. We also compare with the case where the environment is modeled by a random matrix model. In the case of interaction with ``chaos'' we observe a regime where the relaxation process is nonuniversal and reflects the underlaying semiclassical dynamics. As an example we consider a two level system (spin) that interacts with a two-dimensional anharmonic oscillator.

publication date

  • January 1, 2004