Selected Publications

Finite-Size Bath in Qubit Thermodynamics

J.P. Pekola, S. Suomela, Y.M. Galperin
We discuss a qubit weakly coupled to a finite-size heat bath (calorimeter) from the point of view of quantum thermodynamics. The energy deposited to this environment together with the state of the qubit provides a basis to analyze the heat and work statistics of this closed combined system. We present results on two representative models, where the bath is composed of two-level systems or harmonic oscillators, respectively. Finally, we derive results for an open quantum system composed of the above qubit plus finite-size bath, but now the latter is coupled to a practically infinite bath of the same nature of oscillators or two-level systems.

journal of low temperature physics , 1-15

doi: 10.1007/s10909-016-1618-5