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Thermodynamics of Quantum Measurement and the Demon's Arrow of Time

  title={Thermodynamics of Quantum Measurement and the Demon's Arrow of Time},
  author={Kagan Yanik and Burhanuddin Bhandari and Sreenath K. Manikandan and Andrew N. Jordan},
We discuss the thermodynamic aspects of a single qubit based device, powered by weak quantum measurements, and feedback controlled by a quantum Maxwell’s demon. We discuss both discrete and time-continuous operation of the measurement based device at finite temperature of the reservoir. In the discrete example where a demon acquires information via discrete weak measurements, we find that the thermodynamic variables including the heat exchanged, extractable work, and the entropy produced are… 

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