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Propagator for a spin-Bose system with the Bose field coupled to a reservoir of harmonic oscillators
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Volume: 36
Issue: 21
Pages: 5787 - 5802
We consider the general problem of a single two-level atom interacting with a multimode radiation field (without the rotating-wave approximation), and additionally take the field to be coupled to a thermal reservoir. Using the method of bosonization of the spin operators in the Hamiltonian, and working in the Bargmann representation for all the boson operators, we obtain the propagator for the composite system using the techniques of functional integration, under a reasonable approximation scheme. The propagator is explicitly evaluated for a simplified version of the system with one spin and a dynamically coupled single-mode field. The results are also checked on the known problem of quantum Brownian motion.
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JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General