Class of quasiprobability distributions of work with initial quantum coherence.

  title={Class of quasiprobability distributions of work with initial quantum coherence.},
  author={Gianluca Francica},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={105 1-1},
  • G. Francica
  • Published 3 October 2021
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • Physical review. E
The work is a concept of fundamental importance in thermodynamics. An open question is how to describe the work fluctuation for quantum coherent processes in the presence of initial quantum coherence in the energy basis. With the aim of giving a unified description, here we introduce and study a class of quasiprobability distributions of work, which give an average work equal to the average energy change of the system and reduce to the two-projective-measurement scheme for an initial incoherent… 
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