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Maximum power heat engines and refrigerators in the fast-driving regime

  title={Maximum power heat engines and refrigerators in the fast-driving regime},
  author={Vasco Cavina and P. A. Erdman and P. Abiuso and L. Tolomeo and V. Giovannetti},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
We study the optimization of thermodynamic performances in arbitrary periodically driven open quantum systems. Within the assumption of fast modulation of the driving parameters, we derive the optimal cycle that universally maximizes the extracted power of heat engines, the cooling power of refrigerators, and in general any linear combination of the heat currents. We denote this optimal solution as "generalized Otto cycle" since it shares the basic structure with the standard Otto cycle, but it… Expand
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