We present a general formalism based on the variational principle for finding the time-optimal quantum evolution of mixed states governed by a master equation, when the Hamiltonian and the Lindblad operators are subject to certain constraints. The problem may be reduced to solving first a fundamental equation, which can be written down once the constraints are specified, for the Hamiltonian and then solving the constraints and the master equation for the Lindblad and the density operators. As an application of our formalism, we study a simple one-qubit model, where the optimal Lindblad operators can be simulated by a tunable coupling with an ancillary qubit.
|ジャーナル||Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2008 2月 1|
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