QDT — A Matlab toolbox for the simulation of coupled quantum systems and coherent multidimensional spectroscopy

Published: 13 December 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/786vb4rgy3.1


We present QDT (“quantum dynamics toolbox”), an open-source Matlab software package that enables users to simulate coupled quantum systems in the subsystem energy eigenbasis using modular functions. QDT requires no user knowledge of operator matrix assembly and automatically performs all necessary operator constructions and Hilbert space expansions. Density matrix propagation is performed by numerically solving the Liouville–von-Neumann equation. In order to simulate dissipation and decoherence effects, the Lindblad formalism is implemented. Furthermore, QDT supplies practical analysis and plotting functions, such as visualization of density matrix and expectation value dynamics, that facilitate the evaluation of simulation results. QDT further provides a module for the simulation of coherent multidimensional spectroscopy.



Condensed Matter Physics, Computational Physics, Coherent Optical Spectroscopy