Strongly coupled quantum Otto cycle with single qubit bath

Date: środa, 20 lipca, 2022
Time: 14:15

Speaker: Sagnik Chakraborty (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun)

Abstract We discuss a model of a unitary evolution of two-qubits where the joint Hamiltonian is so chosen that one of the qubits acts as a bath and thermalizes the other qubit which is acting as the system. The corresponding master equation for the system, for a specific choice of parameters, takes the Gorini-Kossakowski-Lindblad-Sudarshan (GKLS) form with constant coefficients representing pumping and damping of a single qubit system. Based on this model we construct an Otto cycle connected to a single qubit bath and study its thermodynamic properties. Our analysis goes beyond the conventional weak coupling scenario and illustrates the effects of finite bath including non-Markovianity. We find closed form expressions for efficiency (coefficient of performance), power (cooling power) for heat engine regime (refrigerator regime) for different modifications of the joint Hamiltonian. Ref: arXiv:2206.14751v1