Multiatom Quantum Coherences in Micromasers as Fuel for Thermal and Nonthermal Machines
AbstractIn this paper, we address the question: To what extent is the quantum state preparation of multiatom clusters (before they are injected into the microwave cavity) instrumental for determining not only the kind of machine we may operate, but also the quantitative bounds of its performance? Figuratively speaking, if the multiatom cluster is the “crude oil”, the question is: Which preparation of the cluster is the refining process that can deliver a “gasoline” with a “specific octane”? We classify coherences or quantum correlations among the atoms according to their ability to serve as: (i) fuel for nonthermal machines corresponding to atomic states whose coherences displace or squeeze the cavity field, as well as cause its heating; and (ii) fuel that is purely “combustible”, i.e., corresponds to atomic states that only allow for heat and entropy exchange with the field and can energize a proper heat engine. We identify highly promising multiatom states for each kind of fuel and propose viable experimental schemes for their implementation. View Full-Text
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Dağ, C.B.; Niedenzu, W.; Müstecaplıoğlu, Ö.E.; Kurizki, G. Multiatom Quantum Coherences in Micromasers as Fuel for Thermal and Nonthermal Machines. Entropy 2016, 18, 244.
Dağ CB, Niedenzu W, Müstecaplıoğlu ÖE, Kurizki G. Multiatom Quantum Coherences in Micromasers as Fuel for Thermal and Nonthermal Machines. Entropy. 2016; 18(7):244.Chicago/Turabian Style
Dağ, Ceren B.; Niedenzu, Wolfgang; Müstecaplıoğlu, Özgür E.; Kurizki, Gershon. 2016. "Multiatom Quantum Coherences in Micromasers as Fuel for Thermal and Nonthermal Machines." Entropy 18, no. 7: 244.
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