Volume 88, Number 1, October 2009
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||16 October 2009|
Phase space Langevin equation for spin relaxation in a dc magnetic field
Laboratoire de Mathématiques, Physique et Systèmes, Université de Perpignan - 52, Avenue de Paul Alduy, 66860 Perpignan Cedex, France, EU
2 Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Trinity College - Dublin 2, Ireland, EU
3 Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Russian Academy of Sciences - Vvedenskii Square 1, Fryazino, 141190, Russia
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 16 September 2009
A Langevin equation for the quantum Brownian motion of a spin of arbitrary size in a uniform external dc magnetic field is derived from the phase space master equation in the weak coupling and narrowing limits, for the quasiprobability distribution (Wigner) function of spin orientations in the configuration space of polar and azimuthal angles following methods long familiar in quantum optics. The closed system of differential-recurrence equations for the statistical moments describing magnetic relaxation of the spin is obtained as an example of applications of this equation.
PACS: 76.20.+q – General theory of resonances and relaxations / 05.10.Gg – Stochastic analysis methods (Fokker-Planck, Langevin, etc.) / 05.40.Jc – Brownian motion
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