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Simulation of matrix product states for dissipation and thermalization dynamics of open quantum systems

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Original languageEnglish
Article number015002
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Physics Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


We transform the system/reservoir coupling model into a one-dimensional semi-infinite discrete chain through unitary transformation to simulate the open quantum system numerically with the help of time evolving block decimation (TEBD) algorithm. We apply the method to study the dynamics of dissipative systems. We also generate the thermal state of a multimode bath using minimally entangled typical thermal state (METTS) algorithm, and investigate the impact of the thermal bath on an empty system. For both cases, we give an extensive analysis of the impact of the modeling and simulation parameters, and compare the numerics with the analytics.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Minimally entangled typical thermal states, Open quantum system, Thermal bath, Time-evolving block decimation algorithm

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