Landauer’s Principle in Multipartite Open Quantum System Dynamics

S. Lorenzo, R. McCloskey, F. Ciccarello, M. Paternostro, G. M. Palma

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Abstract

We investigate the link between information and thermodynamics embodied by Landauer’s principle in the open dynamics of a multipartite quantum system. Such irreversible dynamics is described in terms of a collisional model with a finite temperature reservoir. We demonstrate that Landauer’s principle holds, for such a configuration, in a form that involves the flow of heat dissipated into the environment and the rate of change of the entropy of the system. Quite remarkably, such a principle for heat and entropy power can be explicitly linked to the rate of creation of correlations among the elements of the multipartite system and, in turn, the non-Markovian nature of their reduced evolution. Such features are illustrated in two exemplary cases.
Original languageEnglish
Article number120403
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume115
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2015

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Lorenzo, S. ; McCloskey, R. ; Ciccarello, F. ; Paternostro, M. ; Palma, G. M. / Landauer’s Principle in Multipartite Open Quantum System Dynamics. In: Physical Review Letters. 2015 ; Vol. 115, No. 12.
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Landauer’s Principle in Multipartite Open Quantum System Dynamics. / Lorenzo, S.; McCloskey, R.; Ciccarello, F.; Paternostro, M.; Palma, G. M.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 115, No. 12, 120403, 16.09.2015.

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