We combine, in a single set-up, complex time parametrization in path integration, and closed time formalism of non-equilibrium field theories to produce a compact representation of time evolution of the reduced density matrix. In this framework we introduce a cluster-type expansion that facilitates perturbative and non-petrurbative calculations in the realm of open quantum systems. The technical details of some very simple examples are discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Mathematical Physics