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Microscopic theory of a nonequilibrium open bosonic chain

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Santos, Jader P. ; Landi, Gabriel T.
Total Authors: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review E; v. 94, n. 6 DEC 28 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 8

Quantum master equations form an important tool in the description of transport problems in open quantum systems. However, they suffer from the difficulty that the shape of the Lindblad dissipator depends sensibly on the system Hamiltonian. Consequently, most of the work done in this field has focused on phenomenological dissipators which act locally on different parts of the system. In this paper we show how to construct Lindblad dissipators to model a one-dimensional bosonic tight-binding chain connected to two baths at the first and last site, kept at different temperatures and chemical potentials. We show that even though the bath coupling is local, the effective Lindblad dissipator stemming from this interaction is inherently nonlocal, affecting all normal modes of the system. We then use this formalism to study the current of particles and energy through the system and find that they have the structure of Landauer's formula, with the bath spectral density playing the role of the transfer integral. Finally, we consider infinitesimal temperature and chemical potential gradients and show that the currents satisfy Onsager's reciprocal relations, which is a consequence of the fact that the microscopic quantum dynamics obeys detailed balance. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/08721-7 - Stochastic modeling of non-equilibrium quantum systems
Grantee:Gabriel Teixeira Landi
Support type: Regular Research Grants