Landauer's principle in the quantum regime.

@article{Hilt2011LandauersPI,
  title={Landauer's principle in the quantum regime.},
  author={Stefanie Hilt and Saroosh Shabbir and J. Anders and E. Lutz},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={83 3 Pt 1},
  pages={
          030102
        }
}
  • Stefanie Hilt, Saroosh Shabbir, +1 author E. Lutz
  • Published 2011
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
  • We demonstrate the validity of Landauer's erasure principle in the strong coupling quantum regime by treating the system-reservoir interaction in a thermodynamic way. We show that the initial coupling to the reservoir modifies both the energy and the entropy of the system, and provide explicit expressions for the latter for a damped quantum harmonic oscillator. These contributions are related to the Hamiltonian of mean force and dominate in the strong damping limit. They need therefore to be… CONTINUE READING

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