Calorimetric measurement of work in a quantum system

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2013-11-12
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en
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10
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NEW JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, Volume 15
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We propose a calorimetric measurement of work in a quantum system. As a physical realization, we consider a superconducting two-level system, a Cooper-pair box, driven by a gate voltage past an avoided level crossing at charge degeneracy. We demonstrate that, with realistic experimental parameters, the temperature measurement of a resistor (environment) can detect single microwave photons emitted or absorbed by the two-level system. This method would thus be a way to measure the full distribution of work in repeated measurements, and to assess the quantum fluctuation relations.
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dissipation, equality, fluctuation, foundations, free-energy differences, nonadiabatic transitions, single-cooper-pair, theorem, thermometry
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Pekola , J P , Solinas , P , Shnirman , A & Averin , D V 2013 , ' Calorimetric measurement of work in a quantum system ' , New Journal of Physics , vol. 15 , 115006 , pp. 1-10 . https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/15/11/115006