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Thermal conductance of a two-level atom coupled to two quantum harmonic oscillators

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Author(s):
Guimaraes, Pedro H. ; Landi, Gabriel T. ; de Oliveira, Mario J.
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review E; v. 95, n. 4 APR 5 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

We have determined the thermal conductance of a system consisting of a two-level atom coupled to two quantum harmonic oscillators in contact with heat reservoirs at distinct temperatures. The calculation of the heat flux as well as the atomic population and the rate of entropy production are obtained by the use of a quantum Fokker-Planck-Kramers equation and by a Lindblad master equation. The calculations are performed for small values of the coupling constant. The results coming from both approaches show that the conductance is proportional to the coupling constant squared and that, at high temperatures, it is proportional to the inverse of temperature. (AU)

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