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See detailWork Statistics across a Quantum Phase Transition
Fei, Zhaoyu; Freitas, Nahuel; Cavina, Vasco UL et al

in Physical Review Letters (2020), 124(17), 170603

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See detailDiscrimination of thermal baths by single-qubit probes
Gianani, Ilaria; Farina, Donato; Barbieri, Marco et al

in Physical Review Research (2020)

Nonequilibrium states of quantum systems in contact with thermal baths help distinguishing between environments with different temperatures or different statistics. We extend these studies to a more ... [more ▼]

Nonequilibrium states of quantum systems in contact with thermal baths help distinguishing between environments with different temperatures or different statistics. We extend these studies to a more generic problem that consists in discriminating between two baths with disparate constituents at unequal temperatures. Notably there exist temperature regimes in which the presence of coherence in the initial state preparation is beneficial for the discrimination capability. We also find that nonequilibrium states are not universally optimal and detail the conditions in which it becomes advantageous to wait for complete thermalization of the probe. These concepts are illustrated in a linear-optical simulation. [less ▲]

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See detailQuantum bath statistics tagging
Farina, Donato; Cavina, Vasco UL; Giovannetti, Vittorio

in Physical Review. A (2019)

The possibility of discriminating the statistics of a thermal bath using indirect measurements performed on quantum probes is presented. The scheme relies on the fact that, when weakly coupled with the ... [more ▼]

The possibility of discriminating the statistics of a thermal bath using indirect measurements performed on quantum probes is presented. The scheme relies on the fact that, when weakly coupled with the environment of interest, the transient evolution of the probe toward its final thermal configuration is strongly affected by the fermionic or bosonic nature of the bath excitations. Using figures of merit taken from quantum metrology such as the Holevo-Helstrom probability of error and the quantum Chernoff bound, we discuss how to achieve the greatest precision in this statistics tagging procedure, analyzing different models of probes and different initial preparations and by optimizing over the time of exposure of the probe. [less ▲]

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See detailMaximum power and corresponding efficiency for two-level heat engines and refrigerators: optimality of fast cycles
Erdman, Paolo Andrea; Cavina, Vasco UL; Fazio, Rosario et al

in New Journal of Physics (2019)

We study how to achieve the ultimate power in the simplest, yet non-trivial, model of a thermal machine, namely a two-level quantum system coupled to two thermal baths. Without making any prior assumption ... [more ▼]

We study how to achieve the ultimate power in the simplest, yet non-trivial, model of a thermal machine, namely a two-level quantum system coupled to two thermal baths. Without making any prior assumption on the protocol, via optimal control we show that, regardless of the microscopic details and of the operating mode of the thermal machine, the maximum power is universally achieved by a fast Otto-cycle like structure in which the controls are rapidly switched between two extremal values. A closed formula for the maximum power is derived, and finite-speed effects are discussed. We also analyze the associated efficiency at maximum power showing that, contrary to universal results derived in the slow-driving regime, it can approach Carnot's efficiency, no other universal bounds being allowed. [less ▲]

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