Correlation approach to work extraction from finite quantum systems

  title={Correlation approach to work extraction from finite quantum systems},
  author={Gian Luca Giorgi and Steve Campbell},
  journal={Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics},
  • G. GiorgiS. Campbell
  • Published 30 April 2014
  • Physics
  • Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Reversible work extraction from identical quantum systems via collective operations was shown to be possible even without producing entanglement among the sub-parts. Here, we show that implementing such global operations necessarily imply the creation of quantum correlations, as measured by quantum discord. We also reanalyze the conditions under which global transformations outperform local gates as far as maximal work extraction is considered by deriving a necessary and sufficient condition… 

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