Quantum jump model for a system with a finite-size environment
journal contributionposted on 19.01.2018, 14:57 by Samu Suomela, A. Kutvonen, Tapio Ala-Nissila
© 2016 American Physical Society. 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.
This work was supported in part by the Vaisala foundation and the Academy of Finland through its Centres of Excellence Programme (2015-2017) under project number 284621.
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