An Interdisciplinary Journal

2010, Vol.13, No.3, pp.330-333

Exact Quantum Master Equation for N Interacting Anharmonic Oscillators Bilinearly Coupled to a Harmonic Bath.
M. F. Gelin and A. P. Blokhin

Recently, Chou et al. [Phys. Rev. E 77, 011112 (2008)] have derived an exact master equation for two coupled quantum harmonic oscillators immersed in the quantum harmonic bath with bilinear system-bath coupling. The aim of the preset Note is to show that the result of Chou et al. can be generalized to any number N of harmonic oscillators with anharmonic inter-oscillator coupling. The domain of applicability of the derived master equation is also discussed.
Key words: master equation, quantum harmonic bath, quantum anharmonic oscillator

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