Implications of non-Markovian dynamics on information-driven engine

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Abstract

The understanding of memory effects arising from the interaction between system and environment is a key for engineering quantum thermodynamic devices beyond the standard Markovian limit. We study the performance of measurement-based thermal machine whose working medium dynamics is subject to backflow of information from the reservoir via collision based model. In this study, the non-Markovian effect is introduced by allowing for additional unitary interactions between the environments. We present two strategies of realizing non-Markovian dynamics and study their influence on the performance of the engine. Moreover, the role of system-environment memory effects on the engine work extraction and information gain through measurement can be beneficial in short time.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Physics Communications
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • quantum thermodynamics
  • Non-Markovianity
  • Quantum Information

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