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Nonequilibrium potential and fluctuation theorems for quantum maps

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Manzano Paule, Gonzalo and Horowitz, Jordan and Rodríguez Parrondo, Juan Manuel (2015) Nonequilibrium potential and fluctuation theorems for quantum maps. Physical review E, 92 (3). ISSN 1539-3755

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.92.032129


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We derive a general fluctuation theorem for quantum maps. The theorem applies to a broad class of quantum dynamics, such as unitary evolution, decoherence, thermalization, and other types of evolution for quantum open systems. The theorem reproduces well-known fluctuation theorems in a single and simplified framework and extends the Hatano-Sasa theorem to quantum nonequilibrium processes. Moreover, it helps to elucidate the physical nature of the environment that induces a given dynamics in an open quantum system.


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©2015 American Physical Society.
This work has been supported by grants ENFASIS (Grant No. FIS2011-22644) and TerMic (Grant No. FIS2014-52486-R) from the Spanish Government. G.M.P. acknowledges Grant No. BES-2012-054025. This work also benefited from the COST Action MP1209.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Entropy production; Heat; Semigroups; Systems
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Nuclear physics
ID Code:34233
Deposited On:20 Nov 2015 17:45
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 14:57

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