Unique quantum paths by continuous diagonalization of the density operator
In this short note we show that for a Markovian open quantum system it is always possible to construct a unique set of perfectly consistent Schmidt paths, supporting quasi-classicality. Our Schmidt process, elaborated several years ago, is the Δt→0 limit of the Schmidt chain constructed very recently by Paz and Zurek.
Physics Letters A
- Pub Date:
- January 1994
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
- 8 pages REVTeX