Reversible work extraction from identical quantum systems via collective operations was shown to be possible even without producing entanglement among the sub-parts. Here, we show that implementing such global operations necessarily imply the creation of quantum correlations, as measured by quantum discord. We also reanalyze the conditions under which global transformations outperform local gates as far as maximal work extraction is considered by deriving a necessary and sufficient condition that is based on classical correlations.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Early online date||13 Jan 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Feb 2015|