Quantifying non-Markovianity for a chromophore-qubit pair in a super-Ohmic bath
Date of Issue2015
School of Materials Science and Engineering
An approach based on a non-Markovian time-convolutionless polaron master equation is used to probe the quantum dynamics of a chromophore-qubit in a super-Ohmic bath. Utilizing a measure of non-Markovianity based on dynamical fixed points, we study the effects of the environment temperature and the coupling strength on the non-Markovian behavior of the chromophore in a super-Ohmic bath. It is found that an increase in the temperature results in a reduction in the backflow information from the environment to the chromophore, and therefore, a suppression of non-Markovianity. In the weak coupling regime, increasing coupling strength will enhance the non-Markovianity, while the effect is reversed in the strong coupling regime.
DRNTU::Science::Physics::Atomic physics::Quantum theory
Physical chemistry chemical physics
© 2015 The Authors. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, published by Royal Society of Chemistry on behalf of The Authors. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [Article URL/DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4CP04922E].