Mesoscopic Physics Group
- Peter Samuelsson, Group Leader
Supremacy of the quantum many-body Szilard engine with attractive bosons
Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 100601 (2018)
We show that the work output of a Szilard engine containing a quantum gas of attractive bosons is superior to that generated by an engine containing non-interacting particles and that this supremacy increases significantly with particle number. Our work demonstrates an intricate interplay between quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and information theory and sheds light on a hitherto unexplored fundamental question that is relevant for a wide range of many-body quantum systems where interactions are important.
Minimal Entanglement Witness From Electrical Current Correlations
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 036804 (2017)
Over the past few decades, several different methods for entanglement detection, including Bell inequalities, quantum state tomography and entanglement witnesses, have been proposed based on zero-frequency current cross correlations, the experimentally accessible quantities in solid state conductors. However, limited control of detector settings and low detector efficiencies make entanglement detection in solid state conductors experimentally highly challenging. In this Letter, we address these challenges by investigating a witness that minimizes the number of measurements required. We show that two correlation measurements are sufficient to detect entanglement and that detection is possible even for arbitrarily low (nonzero) efficiencies. Furthermore, we show that all entangled pure states can be detected with two measurements, except the maximally entangled, which require three.
Former MembersTineke van den Berg, Postdoc, 2013-2016.
Ognjen Malkoc, PhD Thesis Entanglement detection schemes and coherent manipulation of spin in quantum dots, 2016.
Christian Bergenfeldt, PhD-thesis Transport effects in hybrid circuit QED structures, 2014.
Francesca Battista, PhD-thesis Scattering approach to time-dependent charge and energy transport in mesoscopic conductors, 2013.