Fast noise in the Landau-Zener theory Academic Article uri icon


  • We study the influence of a fast noise on Landau-Zener transitions. We demonstrate that a fast colored noise much weaker than the conventional white noise can produce transitions itself or can change substantially the Landau-Zener transition probabilities. In the limit of fast colored or strong white noise we derive asymptotically exact formulas for transition probabilities and study the time evolution of a spin coupled to the noise and a sweeping magnetic field. 2003 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review B

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Pokrovsky, V. L., & Sinitsyn, N. A.

citation count

  • 56

complete list of authors

  • Pokrovsky, VL||Sinitsyn, NA

publication date

  • April 2003