Quantum jump model for a system with a finite-size environment
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|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physical Review E|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Jun 2016|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
Measuring the thermodynamic properties of open quantum systems poses a major challenge. A calorimetric detection has been proposed as a feasible experimental scheme to measure work and fluctuation relations in open quantum systems. However, the detection requires a finite size for the environment, which influences the system dynamics. This process cannot be modeled with the standard stochastic approaches. We develop a quantum jump model suitable for systems coupled to a finite-size environment. We use the method to study the common fluctuation relations and prove that they are satisfied.
- FREE-ENERGY DIFFERENCES, FLUCTUATION RELATIONS, ENTROPY PRODUCTION, MASTER EQUATION, THERMODYNAMICS, SIMULATION, EQUALITY, OPTICS