Cooling quantum systems with quantum information processing


Rodríguez Briones, N.A. (2022). Cooling quantum systems with quantum information processing. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/22020065


Rodríguez Briones, Nayeli Azucena. Cooling quantum systems with quantum information processing. Perimeter Institute, Feb. 14, 2022, https://pirsa.org/22020065


          @misc{ pirsa_22020065,
            doi = {10.48660/22020065},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/22020065},
            author = {Rodr{\'\i}guez Briones, Nayeli Azucena},
            keywords = {Quantum Information},
            language = {en},
            title = {Cooling quantum systems with quantum information processing},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2022},
            month = {feb},
            note = {PIRSA:22020065 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Nayeli Azucena Rodríguez Briones University of California


The field of quantum information provides fundamental insight into central open questions in quantum thermodynamics and quantum many-body physics, such as the characterization of the influence of quantum effects on the flow of energy and information. These insights have inspired new methods for cooling physical systems at the quantum scale using tools from quantum information processing. These protocols not only provide an essentially different way to cool, but also go beyond conventional cooling techniques, bringing important applications for quantum technologies. In this talk, I will first review the basic ideas of algorithmic cooling and give analytical results for the achievable cooling limits for the conventional heat-bath version. Then, I will show how the limits can be circumvented by using quantum correlations. In one algorithm I take advantage of correlations that can be created during the rethermalization step with the heat-bath and in another I use correlations present in the initial state induced by the internal interactions of the system. Finally, I will present a recently fully characterized quantum property of quantum many-body systems, in which entanglement in low-energy eigenstates can obstruct local outgoing energy flows.