Quantifying the quantum heat contribution from a driven superconducting circuit

Cyril Elouard*, George Thomas, Olivier Maillet, J. P. Pekola, A. N. Jordan

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Heat flow management at the nanoscale is of great importance for emergent quantum technologies. For instance, a thermal sink that can be activated on-demand is a highly desirable tool that may accommodate the need to evacuate excess heat at chosen times, e.g., to maintain cryogenic temperatures or reset a quantum system to ground, and the possibility of controlled unitary evolution otherwise. Here we propose a design of such heat switch based on a single coherently driven qubit. We show that the heat flow provided by a hot source to the qubit can be switched on and off by varying external parameters, the frequency and the intensity of the driving. The complete suppression of the heat flow is a quantum effect occurring for specific driving parameters that we express and we analyze the role of the coherences in the free-qubit energy eigenbasis. We finally study the feasibility of this quantum heat switch in a circuit QED setup involving a charge qubit coupled to thermal resistances. We demonstrate robustness to experimental imperfections such as additional decoherence, paving the road towards experimental verification of this effect.

JulkaisuPhysical Review E
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 18 syysk. 2020
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu


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